Four U.S. Circuit Courts of Appeal continued insurers’ uninterrupted profit records in covid-19-related cases of business interruptions on Friday and Monday, with all unanimous decisions against policyholders in six cases.
The judges were:
– The First U.S. Court of Appeals in Boston upheld a judgment of the U.S. District Court in Boston in a lawsuit filed against New York-based Strathmore Insurance Co., a unit of the Greater New York Group, of 34 Boston-based restaurants in Boston. Legal Sea Foods, LLC v. Strathmore Insurance Co.
– The 1st Circuit also ruled in favor of a Berkshire Hathaway Inc. litigation unit filed by a UK-based metal roof manufacturer in SAS International Ltd. v. General Star Indemnity Co. confirming a decision by the Boston District Court.
The 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Chicago upheld a judgment of the U.S. District Court in Chicago in a lawsuit filed by a Chicago jewelry company against a unit in Hartford Financial Services Group Inc. ABC Diamonds Inc. v. Hartford Casualty Insurance Co.
The 8th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Cincinnati upheld a U.S. District Court ruling in Kansas City, Missouri, and ruled against a group of 14 sandwich shops in Missouri, Kansas, and Oklahoma. against a Liberty Mutual Insurance Co. unit in Planet Sub Holdings, Inc. v. State Auto Property & Casual Insurance Co., Inc.
– The 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Atlanta upheld a judgment of the U.S. District Court in Atlanta in favor of a unit of Zurich Insurance Group Ltd. in a lawsuit filed by a group of restaurants in the metropolitan area of Atlanta Restaurant Group Management LLC v. Zurich American Insurance Co .
The 11th Circuit also upheld a U.S. District Court ruling in Birmingham, Alabama, in a lawsuit filed against Cincinnati Insurance Co. of two clothing stores in Tuscaloosa, Alabama and Mountain Brook, Alabama, in Dukes Clothing, LLC v. The Cincinnati Insurance Co.
Lawyers in the cases had no comments or did not respond to a request for comment. Liberty Mutual Insurance said in a comment that they do not publicly discuss litigation.