Luxury Bus Co. Not Entitled to COVID-19 Coverage, Calif. Appellate Court Affirms

  • Order

RIVERSIDE, Calif. — A California appellate panel has upheld dismissal of a luxury bus company’s COVID-19 insurance action against Travelers Property Casualty Company of America, affirming that government orders issued in response to the pandemic do not cause “direct physical loss” of property.

In an Oct. 11 opinion, the California Court of Appeal, 4th District, explained that temporary loss of use of property caused by closure orders do not trigger coverage without physical damage.

Grech Motors Inc. is a luxury shuttle bus manufacturer, with facilities in the United States and Mexico. In March 2020, governments of both countries issued orders …


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