Goodwill asks 10th Circ. For Redo In Virus Coverage Suit

By Eli Flesch (Jan. 5, 2022, 1:35 p.m. EST) – Goodwill Industries of Central Oklahoma Inc. has asked the Tenth Circuit to reconsider whether it is entitled to business interruption coverage for pandemic losses, saying an Oklahoma Supreme Court ruling will help clarify key coverage issues.

The non-profit organization said on Tuesday that the Tenth Circuit panel’s decision was premature because the state’s Supreme Court had yet to rule on what could constitute direct physical loss, a coverage requirement under of Goodwill policy with a Tokio Marine unit. The availability of coverage under “all risk” policies for businesses severely affected by the pandemic could be a matter of staying operational, the nonprofit said.

“Despite the…

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