Pa. Federal Judge Remands Restaurant’s COVID-19 Coverage Action to State Court

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PITTSBURGH — A federal judge has remanded a COVID-19 coverage action filed by a Pittsburgh restaurant against Motorists Mutual Insurance Co., finding the action “raises novel insurance coverage issues under Pennsylvania law which are best reserved for the state court to resolve in the first instance.”

In an Aug. 27 order, Senior Judge Nora B. Fischer of the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania held that “the Commonwealth’s interest in this and similar litigation is paramount such that a remand to state court is the appropriate course in this case.”

In a complaint originally filed in …

  • Burns White
  • Haggerty Goldberg Schleifer & Kupersmith
  • Jack Goodrich & Associates
  • Schmit Kramer


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