STORY FROM: COVID-19 Litigation Report
Upscale Barber Shop Sues ACE Fire for COVID-19 Business Interruption Losses
July 17, 2020
PHILADELPHIA — The owner of a Philadelphia-area upscale barber shop has sued ACE Fire Underwriters Insurance Co. for business interruption losses and expenses it incurred after state lawmakers ordered all non-essential businesses to close in an attempt to stop the spread of COVID-19.
In a July 14 complaint filed in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, Eric DeBella Inc. d/b/a Philly Bloke Hair Salon contends that it suffered physical damage to its property as a result of the closure orders, and the virus exclusion does not apply to its losses.
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