Coronavirus in Oklahoma: Tribes sue insurance companies over business interruption coverage

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By Randy EllisStaff writerrellis@oklahoman.comThe Chickasaw and Choctaw nations filed separate lawsuits against several insurance companies Tuesday seeking judicial rulings that financial losses to their casinos and other businesses caused by the COVID-19 pandemic are covered by their business interruption insurance policies. The insurance companies have not specifically denied that these are covered losses at this point, but such denial of coverage has taken place in Louisiana and other locations, said Michael Burrage of Whitten Burrage, the Oklahoma City law firm that filed the lawsuits on behalf of the tribes. Burrage said the lawsuits simply seek declaratory judgments that these are covered losses. In an effort to help stem the spread of COVID-19...

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: Tribes sue insurance companies over business interruption coverage

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