When courts have ruled in favor of policyholders filing COVID-19-related business interruption claims, it’s “typically because the court will find an ambiguity in the policy language that’s interpreted in favor of the business,” Goldberg Segalla’s Jason E. Rusche told the Connecticut Law Tribune. Otherwise, he said, courts across the U.S. have been siding with insurers and finding that no coverage exists under business interruption policies for losses allegedly related to the pandemic and government shutdown orders.
In his interview with the Connecticut Law Tribune, Jason, a member of the firm’s Global Insurance Services group, talked about the more than 80 state and federal court rulings on these issues nationwide.
“Businesses impacted by COVID-19 is probably one of the biggest insurance issues in years,” he said.
“Attorneys: Tide Might Be Turning Against Insurers in Business-Interruption Lawsuits,” Connecticut Law Tribune, December 4, 2020
Jason E. Rusche represents and counsels clients in insurance coverage matters and litigation as well as underlying personal injury and commercial litigation. Jason has extensive experience handling complex coverage disputes for insurers under a wide range of insurance policies and coverages (historical, admitted and non-admitted), including pollution and remediation liability, professional liability, commercial general liability, umbrella, excess, commercial property, builder’s risk, commercial auto, personal lines, and various specialty lines, including manuscripted policies. A seasoned litigator, Jason has a wealth of experience representing clients across numerous industries in environmental, mass tort, toxic tort, premises liability, professional liability, product defect, construction, and trucking litigation.