Verveine Corp. d/b/a Coppa & others vs. Strathmore Ins. CO. & another
Year 2021
Court Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court
Case Number SJC-13172
  • COVID-19
  • Massachusetts

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 “all risks” insurance policies protect insureds against a broad range of perils including carbon monoxide, odors, and viruses such as the one that causes COVID-19. UP’s brief draws the Court’s attention to documents drafted by the defendant insurance company prior to the COVID-19 pandemic acknowledging that its property insurance policy applies to virus related losses.