Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation Centralizes Some COVID‐19 Related Insurance Cases
As reported in our September update, the Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation at its July 2020 hearing session requested further briefing to assess whether insurer‐specific MDLs should be created.
On October 2, 2020, the Panel determined that it was appropriate to centralize 34 business interruption actions against Society Insurance Company, a regional insurer operating in six
Midwestern states. The panel concluded that the actions against Society were comprised of common factual and legal issues and presented a manageable controversy that could be best streamlined by proceeding before a single judge.