The Thomas F. Eagleton Courthouse located at 111 South 10th Street in St. Louis. The Thomas F. Eagleton Courthouse is the largest single courthouse in the U.S. and is the primary location for the Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals. (Photo: Google)

One of the most impactful insurance issues of all time is now being considered by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit: whether business closures due to the COVID-19 pandemic should trigger business interruption insurance coverage.

In March 2020, Iowa-based Oral Surgeons was forced to temporarily cease all nonemergency procedures because of a statewide stay-at-home order issued by Iowa’s governor as well as related guidance from Iowa’s dental board.

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