Miami Eatery Loses Bid for COVID-19 Coverage
December 29, 2020
MIAMI — A Florida federal judge has dismissed without prejudice a Miami restaurant’s COVID-19 coverage action, ruling that it failed to allege “direct physical loss of or damage” to its insured property or nearby properties, as required by the policy.
In a Dec. 28, Judge Darrin P. Gayles of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York ruled that Cuisine LLC d/b/a Zest Restaurant and Market failed to allege “actual or tangible” loss of property, but allowed the plaintiff to amend its complaint against Certain Underwriters at Lloyd’s of London.
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