Prof. Schwarcz Quoted in Bloomberg Law Regarding Court Venues for Insurance Coverage Lawsuits Brought on by COVID-19
Professor Daniel Schwarcz was quoted in a Bloomberg Law article examining court venue fights between policyholders and insurers in business interruption coverage lawsuits brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic. Policyholders tend to see a better chance of success in state and local courts, while insurers are generally pushing to move these cases to federal court. “A lot of insurers feel they’ll get a fairer shake in federal court,” said Schwarcz. Federal judges aren’t elected, and “are perceived as being more removed from any politics” that could influence a decision.