As the Supreme Court is in the middle of its large late-May oral arguments, the court is preparing to file its opinion in Another Planet Entertainment, LLC v. Vigilant Insurance Co. tomorrow morning.  (Briefs here; oral argument video here.)

In March 2023, the court agreed to answer this big-money question for the Ninth Circuit in Another Planet — “Can the actual or potential presence of the COVID-19 virus on an insured’s premises constitute ‘direct physical loss or damage to property’ for purposes of coverage under a commercial property insurance policy?

More about the case here and here.

This will be the third of six opinions for cases argued in March. Decisions in the other three should file by June 3. Additional argued (by the end of today) but undecided cases are the six on the April calendar (opinions expected by July 1), the nine on the early-May calendar (opinions expected by August 5), and the nine cases on the late-May calendar (opinions expected by August 19, except for the opinion in Castellanos v. State of California, where submission of the case has been delayed, apparently for responses to amicus curiae briefs).

The Another Planet opinion can be viewed tomorrow starting at 10:00 a.m.