STORY FROM: COVID-19 Litigation Report
Va. Escape Room Sues Mesa Underwriters for COVID-19 Business Interruption Coverage
May 8, 2020
RICHMOND, Va. — An interactive “live escape room” has sued its insurer in Virginia federal court, seeking coverage for business interruption losses it sustained after lawmakers ordered it closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
In a May 6 complaint filed in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia, Rush Hour Live Escape Games LLC maintains that its policy, issued by Mesa Underwriters Specialty Insurance Co. d/b/a Music, insures property damage caused by the virus and related civil authority orders.
“The Civil Authority Orders and proclamations, as they relate to the closure of all ‘non-life- sustaining businesses,’ evince ...
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