The legal team for Baylor College of Medicine believes that this was the first jury trial in the nation to tackle the issue of whether a commercial property insurance policy covered business-interruption losses because of the pandemic.(Credit: Billion Photos/Shutterstock) The legal team for Baylor College of Medicine believes that this was the first jury trial in the nation to tackle the issue of whether a commercial property insurance policy covered business interruption losses because of the pandemic.(Credit: Billion Photos/Shutterstock)

A jury in Harris County returned a $48.5 million verdict in favor of Baylor College of Medicine (BCM), finding the insurers’ commercial property insurance policies covered losses due to COVID-19.

Posttrial, Baylor’s legal team announced its belief that this was the first jury trial in the nation on the issue of whether a commercial property insurance policy covered business interruption losses because of the pandemic.

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