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COVID-19 cases are rapidly increasing around the world. The virus is already having a detrimental impact on the global economy and the effects on the shipping industry could be far-reaching. In this special section, the Lloyd's List team of expert analysts guide you through what it means for global trade, shipping and maritime, with daily updates.




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US appeals court dismisses 14 Covid BI claims against Travelers

Three-judge panel affirms previous denial of the claims, finding the policies’ virus exclusion ‘clearly and unambiguously’ barred plaintiffs’ loss claims

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Legal Focus: The Covid-19 business interruption saga continues
Wahaca has claimed against its insurer for pandemic-related losses; meanwhile the English Commercial Court has delivered the latest ruling in the long-running sequence of business interruption litigation
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Legal Focus: Insurers lose out on 'at the premises' Covid-19 ruling
In a key case following on from the Financial Conduct Authority’s test case involving business interruption and the Covid-19 pandemic, insurers have lost the argument
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Legal Focus: Covid-19 coverage dispute highlights importance of early decision-making
Strategic decisions made early in a case, including in which forum to file, can influence case-dispositive issues such as the law applied by the court







Can carriers contain a coronavirus cash crisis?

While the impact of the coronavirus pandemic will be felt across the industry, some will be better able than others to ride out the storm

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