How 11th Circ. Ruling Dominated 2021 COVID Insurance Cases

By Hugh Lumpkin and Garrett Nemeroff (Dec. 9, 2021, 3:52 p.m. EST) – Despite being a construction dust and rubble case, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circle ruled the opinion in Mama Jo’s Inc. v. Sparta Insurance Co.[1] Had a far-reaching and unjustified impact on business interruption cover coverage this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Federal courts across the country have extended Mama Jos to the COVID-19 context, largely without question, and continue to cite Mama Jos as support for dismissing lawsuits brought to redress losses caused by COVID-19.

Mama Jo’s has been cited over a hundred times since its publication in August 2020, 88 of them …

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