Chubb Unit Beats NJ Apparel Biz Virus Cover Suit

By Bill Wichert (February 23, 2022, 8:19 PM EST) – A New Jersey state judge has filed a lawsuit against an apparel company seeking a Chubb unit to cover its losses resulting from the coronavirus outbreak. coronavirus, claiming the suspected presence of COVID-19 at its locations does not constitute the “direct physical loss or damage” to property necessary to trigger coverage.

Superior Court Judge Rachelle Lea Harz on Tuesday accepted Federal Insurance Co.’s offer to dismiss the lawsuit against GK Trading LLC, which does business as Apparel Solutions and manufactures and distributes women’s apparel and accessories. . The company has alleged that it has suffered property damage since COVID-19 attached itself to surfaces on its premises.

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