STORY FROM: COVID-19 Litigation Report
Rhode Island Restaurant Sues Lloyd’s Underwriters for COVID-19 Business Losses
May 21, 2020
NEW YORK — A Rhode Island restaurant has sued Certain Underwriters at Lloyd’s London, seeking coverage for business interruption losses arising from COVID-19 civil authority orders, which required it to cease dine-in operations.
In a May 19 complaint filed in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York, 632 Metacom, Inc. d/b/a Hometown Tavern contends that its policy does not expressly exclude or limit coverage for losses from viruses or communicable diseases like COVID-19. Nor does it expressly exclude or limit coverage for losses sustained as a result of a pandemic, plaintiff maintains.
“Because damage due to ...
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