Verveine Corp. d/b/a Coppa & others vs. Strathmore Ins. CO. & another

Year: 2021
Court: Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court
Case Number: SJC-13172

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.

Rhonda Orin and Marshall Gilinsky of Anderson Kill


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Date: April 24, 2024