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The Brown Recluse and Hope for Pandemic Shuttered Missouri Businesses: Business Interruption Policies May Cover COVID-19 Losses

In one of our prior blogs, we predicted the first round of COVID-19 business interruption coverage litigation would battle over the issue of whether closure orders result in “physical loss or damage” sufficient to trigger coverage. Indeed, one of the first courts to have considered…
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Twenty Capes Sokol Attorneys Recognized as 2021 Best Lawyers in America ©

Twenty attorneys at Capes Sokol, representing every practice area of the firm, have been selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America © 2021 edition. Lisa M. Adams, Sanford J. Boxerman, David V. Capes, Jeffrey A. Cohen, Drey A. Cooley, Kelley F. Farrell, Amy…
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How a 100-Year Pandemic Causes “Direct Physical Loss” and Triggers Business Interruption Insurance Coverage

Since the outset of the COVID-19 pandemic, the insurance industry has told anyone who will listen that business interruption insurance coverage is not available for coronavirus-related claims because there is no “direct physical loss or damage” necessary to trigger coverage. While insurers insist that direct…
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