Judge Nixes’ synagogue virus cover trial, citing 8th Circ.



Law360 (July 7, 2021, 7:30 p.m. EDT) – A St. Louis synagogue is not eligible for pandemic loss coverage under its insurance policy, a Missouri federal judge found Wednesday, citing a physical damage requirement recently established by the Eighth Circuit in the first federal appeal decision on the coronavirus coverage lawsuits.

United States District Judge Henry Edward Autrey said the United Hebrew Congregation of St. Louis has failed to demonstrate that the losses it suffered resulted from direct physical loss or damage, as required his politics. The decision is among the first to be decided after an Eighth Circuit panel ruled last week that the government shutdown orders and …

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