Court Says Restaurants Fail to Meet Requirements for COVID-19-Related Business Interruption Coverage

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Court Case Digests
August 6, 2020
5812 Eating and Drinking Places
722511 Full-Service Restaurants
economic damages & lost profits
damages, breach of contract, lost income, COVID-19, business interruption

Rose’s 1, LLC v. Erie Ins. Exch.
2020 D.C. Super. LEXIS 10
US
State Court
District of Columbia
Superior Court, Civil Division (Trial Court)
N/A
Higashi

Summary

D.C. court, ruling on parties’ motions for summary judgment, finds restaurant owners cannot show that mayor’s COVID-19-related closure orders constituted “direct physical loss” to the property, as required under the existing business interruption policy; court rules for insurer and closes case.

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Rose’s 1, LLC v. Erie Ins. Exch.

D.C. court, ruling on parties’ motions for summary judgment, finds restaurant owners cannot show that mayor’s COVID-19-related closure orders constituted “direct physical loss” to the property, as required under the existing business interruption policy; court rules for insurer and closes case.