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Insurer Loses Bid to Dismiss Cinemark’s Case Over COVID-19

In a rare ruling, the Cinemark movie theater chain won the chance to keep litigating against its insurance company, seeking losses under a $500 million policy for business interruption from COVID-19.

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In a rare ruling, the Cinemark movie theater chain won the chance to keep litigating against its insurance company, seeking losses under a $500 million policy for business interruption from COVID-19. Federal District Judge Amos Mazzant of the Eastern District of Texas ruled that Cinemark Holdings’ allegations that COVID-19 entered its facilities — infecting 1,700 employees and physically changing the content of the air — were enough to survive Factory Mutual Insurance’s arguments that the case should face an early dismissal. Cinemark Holdings Inc. v. Factory Mutual Insurance Co., 4:21-cv-00011.

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