Insurers are opposing the consolidation of more than 100 federal lawsuits filed by US companies arguing that they should receive business interruption coverage stemming from COVID-19 shutdowns.
The insurance industry has filed more than 24 briefs opposing multidistrict litigation, following in the footsteps of arguments posed in a brief by two Chubb affiliates that stated consolidation would complicate and prolong the litigation, according to Reuters. The insurers were joined by plaintiffs’ firms, some with MDL experience, who also don’t want their cases moved to a nationwide, multidefendant proceeding.
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