30 colleges apply for 7th Circ. To revive the hotel’s COVID-19 costume


By Jasmin Jackson (September 28, 2021, 8:44 p.m. EDT) – A group of universities in Indiana, including the University of Notre Dame and Purdue University, have urged the Seventh Circuit to relaunch the pursuit of COVID coverage -19 by a hotel owner against Fireman’s Fund Insurance Co., arguing that the virus causes “physical damage” even though it can be cleaned from certain surfaces.

In two separate amicus briefs filed on Monday, Purdue University and the Independent Colleges of Indiana, an association of 29 private universities based in Indiana, said U.S. District Judge James Patrick Hanlon had wrongly discovered in July that the virus could be cleaned from the property without causing “physical loss” in the Conrad Hotel‘s coverage dispute with Fireman’s Fund Insurance …

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