Court Declines Jurisdiction Over COVID-19 Insurance DisputeThe recent procedural ruling by a Pennsylvania federal court highlights another area of uncertainty in the growing wave of insurance litigation related to COVID-19:  will these cases proceed in state or federal courts? The U.S. District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania on its own volition remanded a Pittsburgh restaurant’s lawsuit seeking insurance coverage

The “Physical Loss” Requirement for Business Interruption Claims Amid the CoronavirusThe massive economic disruption caused by the novel coronavirus pandemic raises questions about insurance coverage for business interruption losses from communicable disease. Does viral contamination constitute the “physical loss” required to trigger this type of coverage? Although courts have not yet provided guidance specific to COVID-19, past rulings suggest that coronavirus contamination may constitute physical

No Uninsured Motorist Coverage for Rideshare DriverA recent decision involving insurance coverage for a rideshare driver explains the temporal aspect of rideshare policies, which insure drivers during certain phases of the rideshare process. Here a driver sought uninsured motorist coverage under policies issued by James River Insurance Company, an insurer for transportation network company Uber, for injuries she sustained after dropping