A Kansas liberal arts college dropped a proposed class action against a national insurer, which alleged that the carrier did not cover financial losses related to COVID-19. As a result of the pandemic, Benedictine College had shut down campus activities and dorms and refunded students over $1 million in room-and-board fees. 

As detailed in an October 15 Law360 article, Zurich American Insurance Co. successfully urged the Kansas federal court to drop the suit, stating “the school was trying to stretch its property policy…and the court should follow ‘the overwhelming majority’ of rulings across the country that have dismissed such claims.”

Zurich is represented by a Mayer Brown team including Washington-based partners Evan Tager and Archis Parasharami, Chicago-based partner Debra Bogo-Ernst, and Los Angeles-based partner Bronwyn Pollock and counsel Doug Smith.

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