MDL Judge Denies Society Insurance’s Request for Interlocutory Appeal

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CHICAGO — The judge overseeing the multidistrict litigation docket for COVID-19 business interruption coverage actions has denied Society Insurance Co.’s request to immediately appeal a ruling denying its motion for summary judgment, explaining that the insurer is simply asking for an impermissible “do-over.”

In a June 15 order, Judge Edmond E. Chang of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois explained that “questions of contract interpretation presented in a denial of summary judgment often are particularly unsuited for interlocutory review” because, as in the instant case, they involve a “fact-bound question of whether there was a genuine …


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