A woman walks past a sign requiring customers to wear face masks inside a store due to COVID-19 at the Towson Town Center shopping mall in Baltimore, Maryland. Photo: Diego M. Radzinschi/ALM

Lawsuits over denial of coverage for business interruptions due to COVID-19 are piling up in New Jersey courts, but some experts expect the plaintiffs will have a difficult time recovering.

The District of New Jersey saw 20 COVID-19 business interruption suits filed or removed from state court in July alone. A similar pattern is taking place across the nation, and a proposal before the Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation to consolidate those suits could create the largest MDL ever.

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