Zurich fights viral coverage appeal of La. Helicopter Co.

By Ganesh Setty (June 23, 2022, 5:45 p.m. EDT) — Zurich has urged the Fifth Circuit to uphold the dismissal of the lawsuit of a Louisiana-based helicopter services company seeking to recoup business interruption losses related to COVID-19, after a state appeals panel handed a New Orleans restaurant owner a rare victory in his own pandemic lawsuit.

A “single dissenting opinion” from this court does not warrant a departure from the Fifth Circuit’s pro-insurer rulings in pandemic coverage cases like Q Clothier New Orleans LLC et al. vs. Twin City Fire Insurance Co. and Louisiana Bone & Joint Clinic LLC v. Transportation Insurance Co., Zurich said in a brief on Wednesday.

These two cases “sound the…

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