The Supreme Court of the US state of Vermont has reopened a case against military shipbuilder Huntington Ingalls Industries over insurance coverage for lost income and additional costs incurred in combating the Covid-19 virus. In essence, the judges said, Sars-Cov-2 sticks to surfaces and turns them into germs, so special measures were needed to combat this phenomenon.
Huntington Ingalls Industries sued in September 2020 in a settlement from the shipowner who is now suing in Franklin County Superior Court. According to the complaint, the shipbuilder was open during the epidemic, but they were unable to do so. Essential functions are expected “. So he demanded that insurance policies cover business losses, but in 2021 the first trial judge ruled in favor of the insurers.
In this case, Huntington Ingalls Industries appealed and his petition was upheld. The worst hit was for Ace American Insurance and Zurich American Insurance, where the owner was insured with a $1.5 billion property policy. This judgment may lead to other similar situations.
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