STORY FROM: COVID-19 Litigation Report
Philadelphia Pizza Shop Sues Sentinel for COVID-19 Losses
September 1, 2020
PHILADELPHIA — A Philadelphia pizza restaurant has sued Sentinel Insurance Company Ltd., demanding coverage for business interruption losses arising from government stay-at-home orders issued in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
In a complaint removed to the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania on Aug. 26, Maxie’s Pizza and Sub LLC contends that coverage is available under its policy’s Civil Authority provision, which provides benefits for loss of business income arising from state or local government agency actions.
“Plaintiff has coverage for risk of losses resulting from the acts of civil authority pursuant to the policy, which states, ...
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