In COVID-19 Business Interruption Case, Court Finds Plaintiffs Did Not Argue Physical Loss and Virus Exemption Applies

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Court Case Digests
November 25, 2020
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economic damages & lost profits
damages, lost profits, insurance, business interruption loss, coronavirus, COVID-19, business interruption, physical loss

AFM Mattress Co. v. Motorists Commercial Mutual Insurance Company
2020 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 221121
US
Federal Court
Illinois
United States District Court
N/A
Shah

Summary

In this business interruption case resulting from mandatory shutdowns to control COVID-19, the court grants a motion to dismiss claims of plaintiff. While plaintiff claims losses due to COVID-19, it does not sufficiently move the court to consider the virus exclusion of the policy inapplicable. A motion for a sur-response to espouse an alternative theory was also denied but without prejudice.

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AFM Mattress Co. v. Motorists Commercial Mutual Insurance Company

In this business interruption case resulting from mandatory shutdowns to control COVID-19, the court grants a motion to dismiss claims of plaintiff. While plaintiff claims losses due to COVID-19, it does not sufficiently move the court to consider the virus exclusion of the policy inapplicable. A motion for a sur-response to espouse an alternative theory was also denied but without prejudice.

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