A judge's gavel lies adjacent to the word COVID-19. Based on the judge’s scorekeeping, restaurants bringing COVID-19 business interruption cases against insurance companies are batting zero so far. (Photo: Mehaniq/Shutterstock)

The courts are continuing to rule that businesses cannot recover their financial losses due to closures during the pandemic under their business liability policies.

Judge Britt Grant’s opinion for the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit highlights how badly things have gone for restaurant owners suing their insurers seeking business interruption coverage for shutdowns caused by COVID-19 and the emergency response.

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