Insurers ask court to reduce Research Co virus lawsuit.

By Eli Flesch (March 29, 2022, 3:32 p.m. EDT) — Two Tokio Marine units have asked a federal court in New York to dismiss claims by research firm Gartner that insurers violated Connecticut trade laws and Massachusetts by refusing to increase policy limits to help cover some pandemic-related losses.

HCC Specialty Underwriters and U.S. Specialty Insurance Co. said Monday that Connecticut and Massachusetts law did not apply to Gartner’s lawsuit because the disputed policies were purchased and delivered in New York, Gartner admitted. .

Insurers also asked the court to dismiss several of Gartner’s accusations that Tokio Marine wrongly refused to increase policy limits covering event cancellation losses for…

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