Insurer cannot avoid most travel cancellation lawsuits

Law360 (May 28, 2021, 7:45 p.m. EDT) – On Friday, a Pennsylvania federal judge left untouched the majority of a class action lawsuit proposed by travel insurance buyers against Arch Insurance Co. for refusing to cover travel plans. trip canceled due to the coronavirus pandemic.

U.S. District Judge Gerald Austin McHugh has said he’s confident he will allow further development in the putative class action lawsuit brought by John Burnett and Cindy and Jeffrey Gordon. But Judge McHugh dismissed the Gordons’ claims for travel insurance with Arch because the couple had not actually started their journey.

Burnett, a resident of Texas, purchased travel insurance from Arch for his planned trip from …

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