Shusha Inc., DBA La Cava v. Century-National Insurance Company

Year: 2022
Court: Court of Appeal of the State of California Second Appellate District, Division VII
Case Number: B313907

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 argues that decades of case law demonstrate what the insurance industry and policyholders have long known: that policies that provide coverage for “direct physical loss or damage” to property are triggered by a broad range of perils including carbon monoxide, odors, and viruses such as the one that causes COVID-19.
After the court issued a favorable, but unpublished, opinion in Shusha, United Policyholders submitted a request for publication.  The court granted UP’s request and the opinion can now be cited.

Rani Gupta, David Goodwin, and Abigail Barnes of Covington and Burling, LLP


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Date: July 21, 2024