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ens of thousands of hotels and hospitality businesses in the United Kingdom might be saved from closure and distressed sales due to a High Court ruling concerning business-interruption insurance clauses, according to sources.
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UK Court Ruling on Business Interruption Favors Hotels
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September 28, 2020 via Hotel News Now
Tens of thousands of hotels and hospitality businesses in the United Kingdom might be saved from closure and distressed sales due to a High Court ruling concerning business-interruption insurance clauses, according to sources.

The 15 September decision in a case brought by the Financial Conduct Authority and interveners—a legal term for third parties allowed to enter ongoing litigation—Hospitality Insurance Group Action and Hiscox Action Group ruled wording in policies of 16 insurance companies was not sufficient to avoid paying out business-interruption payments.
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September 10, 2020 via Conn Maciel Carey

The insurance industry, however, has argued that business interruption insurance was never meant to cover a universal catastrophe, such as the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a letter to Congress. But the lawsuits keep coming.
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