Law360 reported that Judge Mark Denton has rejected Starr Surplus Lines Insurance Co. request to toss a COVID-19 business interruption coverage suit from JGB Vegas Retail Lessee LLC, finding "the owner sufficiently alleged property damage and the policy's contamination and pollution exclusion does not apply to the virus-related losses." Judge Denton ruled that "the insurer failed to demonstrate that the pollution exclusion bars coverage for COVID-19 related losses."
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Additional Media Coverage:
"Nevada District Court Denies Insurer's Motion to Dismiss claim Alleging Covid-Tied Losses," Commerical RealEstate Direct (12-10-2020)
"A Nevada District Court has denied a property and casualty insurer's motion to dismiss a lawsuit against it by a retail property owner who tried to file a claim for losses suffered as a result of the coronavirus pandemic."