In its amicus curiae brief, United Policyholders supports coverage for an insured’s business interruption losses related to the SARS-CoV-2 virus and COVID-19. UP argues that decades of case law demonstrate what the insurance industry and policyholders have long known: that the phrase “physical loss” as used in property insuring agreements is not limited to “tangible” changes to insured property such as structural damage or destruction, but rather extends to situations in which insured property has been contaminated by noxious smells or the presence of a dangerous and deadly disease.
Schleicher and Stebbins Hotel, LLC, et al. v. Starr Surplus Lines Ins. Co.
Court New Hampshire Supreme Court
Case Number 2022-0155
- New Hampshire