Federal Judge Dismisses Florida Dentist’s Coronavirus Business Interruption Claim

A federal judge in Florida has dismissed a suit for business interruption insurance payments by a Florida dentist who claimed the damages were caused by COVID-19 virus and related civil authority shutdowns of dental services.

U.S. District Court Judge John Badalamenti for the Middle District of Florida dismissed the claim, finding that the dental practice’s loss or damage asserted was “not due to a covered cause of loss” and, more importantly, the policy expressly excludes coverage from damages caused by a virus.

Source: Federal Judge Dismisses Florida Dentist’s Coronavirus Business Interruption Claim / Insurance Journal

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