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Insurance Roundup: Advertising Firm Sues Over Virus Coverage

May 22, 2020, 7:30 PM

The types of businesses suing their insurers over denied coverage for pandemic-related losses is spreading beyond restaurants and dentists to a variety of other industries.

Prominent marketing and advertising firm owner Gammon and Associates Inc. headlines the latest crop of business interruption lawsuits filed this week—a signal that larger companies and more notable names could soon get in on the action.

“Whether it’s just the frequency of claims, or the number of larger companies, both of those things are going to increase,” said Syed Ahmad, a partner with Hunton Andrews Kurth in Washington. “Given the wide-ranging impact on businesses, there...

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