In its amicus curiae brief, UP supports coverage for an insured’s business interruption losses related to the SARS-CoV-2 virus and COVID-19. UP’s brief provides the Court with 50 years of case law from the Ninth Circuit and across the country showing that the standard insuring language used in property insurance policies applies to noxious substances and health hazards such as the coronavirus. UP’s brief also rebuts insurance company “cries of wolf” that being held accountable for covered COVID-19 related losses will bankrupt the industry.
First and Stewart Hotel Owner, LLC v. Fireman’s Fund Insurance Company
Court United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
Case Number 21-35637