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Crowell Insurance Team Wins Unanimous Ruling in Wisconsin Supreme Court

Washington – June 1, 2022: The Wisconsin Supreme Court unanimously gave Crowell & Moring client Society Insurance a major victory in ongoing litigation over Covid-19 related claims. The Court held that neither indoor dining restrictions nor the presence of the virus within restaurants  such as Colectivo Coffee Roasters triggered coverage under property insurance policies.

The Wisconsin Supreme Court reversed a February 2021 ruling that had allowed a proposed class action against Society to proceed in seeking coverage for businesses’ Covid-related financial losses, including for business-income interruption. The Court accepted the positions advanced on every issue by Fond du Lac, Wisconsin-based Society Insurance.

Partner Laura Foggan, chair of the Crowell & Moring’s Insurance/Reinsurance Group, argued the case for Society Insurance, supported by a team of litigators handling 100+ suits against Society and giving it a resounding victory in its home state. The Crowell team included partners April Ross, Michael Robles, Miranda Turner, Scott Winkelman, senior counsel Kelly Tsai, and associates Jordan Hess and Jamie Zeevi.

About Crowell & Moring LLP

Crowell & Moring LLP is an international law firm with offices in the United States, Europe, MENA, and Asia that represents clients in litigation and arbitration, regulatory and policy, and transactional and corporate matters. The firm is internationally recognized for its representation of Fortune 500 companies in high-stakes litigation and government-facing matters, as well as its ongoing commitment to pro bono service and diversity, equity, and inclusion.


Andrew Loeb
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