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Test case on virus insurance payouts to begin – BBC News

The case will rule whether many businesses should get payouts for damage caused by the pandemic.

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A court case to decide whether many businesses receive insurance payouts for damage caused to them by the pandemic begins on Monday.
It comes after hundreds of firms said they were wrongly denied cover and could even go bust as a result.
A judge will decide on the correct interpretation of 17 so-called business interruption policies, but the ruling could affect up to 370,000 firms.
However, insurers say most business policies simply do not cover pandemics.
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