COVID-19 Business Interruption Insurance Claims Reach Consolidation

Between March 16 and November 23, 2020, U.S. businesses filed 1,427 business interruption cases against insurance carriers. Given the volume of cases, the U.S. Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation continues to assess motions to the consolidation of these actions. Earlier in the year, the Panel declined to consolidate business interruption litigation on an insurance industry-wide basis, explaining that carrier policy factual differences would not promote efficiency. Since then, the panel has approved a few consolidations, including this most recent MDL against Erie Insurance Group. Read more

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