JPML Groups COVID-19 Suits Against Society Insurance In Ill.

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Law360 (October 2, 2020, 9:56 PM EDT) —
The Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation on Friday centralized in Illinois over 30 lawsuits accusing Society Insurance Co. of wrongfully denying coverage for businesses’ losses during the COVID-19 pandemic, but declined to create MDLs to group similar cases against The Hartford, Travelers, Cincinnati Insurance Co. and Lloyd’s of London underwriters.

The panel concluded that centralization before U.S. District Judge Edmond E. Chang of the Northern District of Illinois will provide an efficient path for the resolution

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