Hollywood Restaurant Sues Insurer for COVID-19 Business Interruption Losses
April 22, 2020
LOS ANGELES — The owner of a 100-year-old Hollywood, Calif., restaurant has sued its insurer in federal court, accusing it of denying its claim for business interruption losses arising from its government-mandated closure due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
In an April 21 complaint filed against Mitsui Sumitomo Insurance USA Inc. in the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California, The Musso & Frank Grill Company Inc. says coverage was triggered under its policy’s “Business Income Loss/Civil Authority” by the government’s “stay-at-home” orders — not the COVID-19 virus itself.
Plaintiff says it was forced to shutter the restaurant when, …
- Shernoff Bidart Echeverria