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Written By: David Newman
Editor in Chief, American Journal of Trial Advocacy
Beginning in March 2020, many small businesses across the country struggled to stay afloat after state and local governments began implementing lockdowns and restrictions on businesses in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. These lockdowns and restrictions caused more than 1.4 million small businesses to shut-down or temporarily close in the 2nd quarter of 2020. For the businesses that did survive, many experienced significant cash losses from the involuntary shut-downs. As a result, many businesses began filing claims for business interruption coverage under their property or casualty insurance policies. Continue reading “You Don’t Have to Go Home, But You Can’t Stay Here: The JPML’s Recent Decisions Regarding Consolidation of Cases against Insurance Carriers for Business Interruption Coverage”