As the COVID-19 pandemic began to spread around the world last year, businesses faced unprecedented certainty and disruption, leading to a wave of insurance coverage disputes. Roughly a year and a half later, we are beginning to get some clarity over how courts will decide some of those issues. But it hardly means that we’ve seen the last of pandemic-related insurance disputes or that uncertainty over those claims has been extinguished.
Past crises have taught us that the resulting insurance disputes have a long tail. They can continue for many years after the initial shock.