Orthopedic Practice Not Covered for COVID-19 Losses, N.Y. Federal Judge Rules

  • Order

NEW YORK — A New York federal judge has dismissed an orthopedic practice’s COVID-19 coverage action against National Fire Insurance Company of Hartford, ruling it did not sustain “direct physical loss of or damage to property” as required by the policy.

In a Sept. 23 order, Judge Vincent L. Briccetti of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York explained that mere “loss of use” of a business does not trigger coverage under policies that require direct physical loss of or damage to property.

“Courts that have considered the question whether the loss of use of a …


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