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‘Physical damage’ coverage excludes COVID-related losses, high court says

The Maryland Supreme Court (formerly the Court of Appeals) building in Annapolis. MF-D 9/20/04.

Companies that lost business during the COVID-19 pandemic cannot turn to the “physical loss or damage” coverage provision of their insurance policies for financial relief, the Maryland Supreme Court ruled.

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Belcamp company seeks Supreme Court intervention in COVID-19 insurance case

A Belcamp company denied insurance for lost business during the pandemic has urged the U.S. Supreme Court to order the federal court considering the business’s appeal to ask Maryland’s top court for its interpretation of the state’s insurance law before ...

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High court rules that insurance cause of action begins at denial

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Motorists injured in a crash and denied underinsured motorist coverage by their own carrier have three years from the date of denial to sue their underwriter, Maryland’s top court unanimously ruled Monday. The Court of Appeals rejected an insurance company’s ...

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Insurance law regards staffed-out nurse as ’employee,’ 4th Circuit says

A Cayman Islands-based insurance company that erroneously denied liability coverage could be on the hook for the nearly $3 million in settlement and legal-defense costs another insurer incurred in underwriting the expenses for a nurse accused of medical malpractice at Laurel Regional Hospital, a federal appeals court ruled this week.

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Insurance firms’ battle decided by definition of ‘occurrence’

Two out-of-state insurance companies battled last week in the Baltimore federal courthouse over whether they must both contribute to the litigation defense of a Maryland engineering company whose subcontractor’s alleged negligence damaged pipes and caused harmful leakage at a building project in Anne Arundel County.

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