Month: April 2020

Attorneys Seek MDL Over COVID-19 Business Interruption Insurance Denials

Posted on April 30, 2020

Podhurst Orseck in Miami is among the law firms suing Lloyd’s of London underwriters for denying claims, and the flow of new cases is growing. By Amanda Bronstad April 27, 2020 at 12:30 PM The original version of this story was published on The Legal Intelligencer Anticipating growth in the number of business-interruption lawsuits being […]

Fort Lauderdale restaurant sues insurer over failure to pay business interruption claim

Posted on April 29, 2020

By RON HURTIBISE Owners of Fort Lauderdale restaurant IT! Italy Ristorante Café & Bar filed suit Monday against global insurance giant Chubb Limited and its subsidiary Westchester Surplus  Lines over the insurer’s failure to pay a business COVID-19-related interruption claim. The suit by the restaurant’s parent company, Cafe International Holding Company LLC, is an opening salvo […]

Chubb Accused Of Sidestepping COVID-19 Closure Claims

Posted on April 29, 2020

By Nathan Hale Law360 (April 20, 2020, 6:11 PM EDT) — Chubb Ltd. was accused Monday of wrongly denying business interruption claims arising from closures caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, in a shuttered South Florida restaurant’s proposed class action filed in federal court. The owner of IT! Italy Ristorante Café & Bar in downtown Fort Lauderdale, […]

More Suits To Come: Podhurst Orseck, Boies Schiller Unite To Sue Insurer Denying COVID-19 Coverage

Posted on April 29, 2020

By Raychel Lean | April 21, 2020 at 02:02 PM “If we are unable to prevail in this particular case with such a clear policy, that means every insurer will get off the hook and avoid meeting its obligations, even though it collected premiums for years and years,” said Podhurst Orseck partner Steven Marks.” Stephen N. Zack of […]

Fla. Beauty Salon Says Insurer Won’t Cover COVID-19 Losses

Posted on April 29, 2020

By Carolina Bolado   Law360 (April 28, 2020, 5:53 PM EDT) — A Florida beauty salon hit insurer HDI Global Specialty SE with a proposed class suit on Monday over the insurer’s alleged failure to cover losses and expenses the business incurred after it was forced to shutter due to the coronavirus pandemic. Atma Beauty, a full-service […]

A restaurant’s lawsuit says coronavirus losses covered, but insurance giant won’t pay

Posted on April 29, 2020

BY DAVID J. NEAL A Fort Lauderdale restaurant’s federal class action lawsuit says its comprehensive insurance coverage includes the losses it has suffered during the novel coronavirus restaurant dining shutdown, but the insurer won’t pay. The lawsuit involves IT! italy Ristorante and Bar, 500 E. Las Olas Blvd., insurance company Westchester Surplus Lines and Westchester’s […]