Federal judge rules against insurers in COVID-19 lawsuit

"...could be a boon for hundreds of businesses nationwide."

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. A federal judge has denied an insurance company’s motion to throw out a lawsuit filed by four Missouri businesses saying the insurer wrongly denied their coronavirus-related claims. A law professor in Pennsylvania says the ruling Wednesday by U.S. Judge Stephen Bough in Missouri could be a boon for hundreds of businesses nationwide. Three Kansas City restaurants and a company that operate hair salons in Springfield sued Cincinnati Insurance Company after it denied their claims. Bough said the businesses’ claims were plausible enough to continue the lawsuit.