Pennsylvania Business Court Covid-19 Insurance Coverage Opinions

Pittsburgh business court judge Christine Ward has issued a Covid-19 coverage opinion, allowing the insured to proceed against its carrier for income loss.  Judge Ward’s decision focuses upon interpreting the “direct physical loss or damage” policy language in reaching her conclusion.  A copy of Judge Ward’s decision in MacMiles LLC v. Erie Insurance Exchange can be found here.

Philadelphia business court judge Gary Glazer more recently found the insured baseball team plaintiff could not proceed on its Covid-19 business loss coverage claim because of a plain and clear virus exclusion.  A copy of Judge Glazer’s decision in Lehigh Valley Baseball LP v. Philadelphia Indemnity Insurance Company can be found here.

Posted by Lee Applebaum