“A motion to dismiss recently filed by a Lloyd’s of London insurer in Florida lays the foundation for the first primary argument against coverage for business income losses related to COVID-19, Goldberg Segalla partners Joseph A. Kovecses and Christian A. Cavallo write in Law360.
Joe and Christian, members of the firm’s Global Insurance Services practice based in Orlando and Newark, respectively, provide background on the case—Prime Time Sports Grill Inc. d/b/a/ Prime Time Sports Bar v. DTW1991 Underwriting Limited, a Certain Interested Underwriter at Lloyd’s London, filed in the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida—and analyze the defendant’s motion to dismiss.
“We anticipate insurers will file similar motions in cases in other jurisdictions. While each new COVID-19 case will present rulings and orders that will help shape the growing body of COVID-19 legal authority, it is important to understand the law that applies in the jurisdiction for a particular claim,” Joe and Christian write.
Joe and Christian covered the topic in a timely alert to clients on May 14, 2020. To subscribe to Goldberg Segalla’s timely alerts and updates on COVID-19 coverage litigation and other insurance-related topics, click here.
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