Calif. Restaurant Owner Files Class Action, Demanding Coverage for COVID-19 Losses
June 3, 2020
SAN FRANCISCO — The owner of a Palo Alto, Calif., restaurant has filed a class action against its insurer, seeking to recoup business interruption losses arising from government closure orders issued in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
In a June 6 complaint filed in the Northern District of California, Protégé Restaurant Partners LLC says the losses are covered under the policies’ Business Income provision, but Sentinel Insurance Co., d/b/a The Hartford has denied coverage “on a uniform and classwide basis, in breach of the policies.”
In denying the claims, defendant maintains that the closure orders did not cause direct …
- Susman Godfrey LLP