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McKool Smith principal Robin Cohen was quoted in the Law360 article “Mich. Eateries' Loss Highlights COVID-19 Coverage Hurdles.” The article reported that a Michigan judge ruled a restaurant owner cannot tap into its business interruption policy and seek coverage from its insurers for losses caused by COVID-19 pandemic because the restaurant did not sustain direct physical loss or damage. This is the “first-of-its-kind” ruling, which empowers the insurer. However, Robin said that “Michigan law is very different from that of other states that don't require an alteration of the physical integrity of the property, so I expect this decision will have limited reach." Read the full article for more details here.  


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