Caribe Restaurant & Nightclub in Bonita, California, has told the Ninth Circuit that losses stemming from pandemic-related shutdown orders caused physical loss and damage, thus making it eligible for coverage under its insurance policy with Topa Insurance. Co.
Colony Insurance Co. has asked the Fourth Circuit not to revive the Skillets restaurant chain’s suit over losses suffered due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The insurer claims that the eateries’ properties suffered no physical damage so the company was not denied coverage.
Two COVID-19 coverage suits were dismissed on Tuesday when a federal judge in Texas ruled that a Minnesota dentist and Texas restaurant group failed to show they had suffered physical damage due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
The Diocese of Rochester has asked a New York bankruptcy judge to overrule objections filed by the Official Committee of Unsecured Creditors to a $35 million settlement with one of its insurers. The settlement would provide coverage for claims that the Diocese failed to prevent sexual abuse. The Diocese says this deal is an important first step in their Chapter 11 reorganization plan, while the Committee has called it “low value” and unacceptable.
The Philadelphia Union professional soccer team is suing its insurers for refusing to pay claims for business losses related to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Continental Casualty Co. is arguing that a salon’s modifications to its building in response to the COVID-19 pandemic does not constitute physical loss or damage, but an improvement to its business.
A U.S. district judge has refused Society Insurance Co.’s bid for an appeal concerning coverage claims resulting from pandemic-related shutdowns. The insurance company has been accused of issuing blanket denials to clients seeking relief in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic.
A Florida chain of family-owned restaurants is asking the Fourth Circuit to take up its case, giving it another chance to obtain coverage after state efforts aimed at mitigating the spread of COVID-19 forced them to halt all in-person dining.
A Florida steakhouse is asking the Eleventh Circuit to reexamine its lawsuit seeking insurance coverage for COVID-19-related business interruptions. Rococo Steak LLC in St. Petersburg, Florida, has said it sustained direct physical loss or damage to its property caused by the pandemic and government-issued shutdown orders. Its insurer, Aspen Specialty Insurance Co., has refused to cover these damages in the restaurant’s “all risk” commercial insurance policy, says the steakhouse.