Foran Glennon shareholder Charles Rocco and partner Ashley Vicere recently obtained a dismissal of COVID-19 coverage suits from New York City bars, restaurants and a hotel operator for their insurer client.
In the verdict, the judge ruled that the three insurers involved in the case did not owe the plaintiffs coverage for losses caused by governmental shutdowns related to the pandemic. It was established that loss of use is not enough to trigger coverage for physical loss or damage, concluding that New York case law prevents coverage for loss of functionality.
Learn more about Charles and Ashley’s case outcome in the Law360 article here (subscription required).
Charles concentrates his practice in property insurance coverage matters. Clients rely on his thorough experience in litigation of casualty, products liability and subrogation matters as well as commercial litigation involving contract disputes and unfair business practices to aid them in the unique legal challenges they face.
Ashley centers her practice on first-party property coverage and commercial litigation. With her adept understanding of property, casualty and subrogation matters, she skillfully guides clients through cases and advises on commercial contract disputes and the interpretation of commercial insurance policies.