Calif. Federal Judge Dismisses Marketing Agency’s COVID-19 Coverage Action
January 14, 2021
SAN FRANCISCO — A California federal judge has dismissed a marketing agency’s COVID-19 business interruption coverage action against Transportation Insurance Co., finding it failed to show it sustained “direct physical loss” to insured property as required by the policy.
In a Jan. 12 order, Judge Maxine M. Chesney of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California rejected O’Brien Sales & Marketing Inc.’s argument that there is a “physical loss” of property when it can no longer be used for its intended purposes.
“The California Court of Appeal has interpreted ‘direct physical loss’ to require a ‘distinct, demonstrable, …
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