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The start of a new year gives us an opportunity to highlight some of 2020’s most notable insurance coverage decisions. (Photo: Valery Evlakhov/Shutterstock)

Not surprisingly, COVID-19 business interruption (BI) insurance disputes dominated media headlines for most of 2020. Nonetheless, there were a number of other insurance rulings that will undoubtedly shape the coverage landscape.

Insurance companies’ widespread blanket denials of policyholders’ claims for business interruption due to COVID-19 — for companies ranging in size from small mom-and-pop shops to large retailers — prompted a flood of litigation in both state and federal courts.

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