Pa. Companies ask 3rd Circ. To override anti-virus policy decisions


By Matthew Santoni (Nov 9, 2021, 6:21 p.m. EST) – A group of companies in Pennsylvania told the Third Circuit this week that more than a dozen federal rulings are wrongly denying insurance coverage for losses related to the corporate pandemic, arguing that lower courts have adopted an overly narrow interpretation of “physical loss” and an overly broad interpretation of virus exclusions from their policies.

Plaintiffs in 14 cases grouped together for appeal to the Third Circuit argued that where there are two reasonable interpretations of an insurance policy, Pennsylvania law requires courts to adopt the version in favor of the coverage. But in every case that now calls for a recovery, the courts have said that …

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