Nev. Judge Refuses to Toss Las Vegas Mall’s COVID-19 Coverage Action
December 2, 2020
LAS VEGAS — A Nevada court has refused to dismiss a mall owner’s COVID-19 business interruption coverage action, finding it has adequately alleged that the presence of the virus at the shops, restaurants and surrounding area caused direct physical loss and/or damage to property.
In a Nov. 30 order, the Clark County (Nev.) District Court further found that the policy’s pollution exclusion does not apply to losses caused by a naturally occurring communicable disease such as the COVID-19 virus.
JGB Vegas Retail Lessee LLC, which owns the Grand Bazaar Shops, contends that government closure orders issued in response to the …
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