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Closed due to Covid 19 The insurance company denied the claim, arguing that the “Virus Coverage” provision “unambiguously precludes recovery” for losses resulting from COVID-19-related closures. (Credit: Chansom Pantip/Shutterstock)

A federal judge in New Jersey has tossed out a COVID-19 business interruption lawsuit filed by an orthodontic office, pointing to the virus exclusion in the company’s insurance policy.

U.S. District Judge Robert Kugler filed his opinion granting defendant Sentinel Insurance Co.’s motion for judgment on pleadings in Cedar Run Orthodontics v. Sentinel Insurance.

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