Levin and Minamizono defend Aspen Restaurant in business losses due to coronavirus

Aspen restaurant, L’Hostaria, recently filed a lawsuit over the financial losses the restaurant suffered due to business interruptions related to Covid-19. According to a story in the Aspen Times, the restaurant is the first in Aspen to seek a court’s declaratory judgment that its general-coverage insurance policy applies to its business-loss claims.

Levin Sitcoff attorneys Brad Levin and Susan Minimazono represent the restaurant and sued its carrier, Cincinnati Insurance Co., last week in Pitkin County District Court before the case transferred to federal court.

According to the suit, Cincinnati Insurance denied claims from L’Hostaria in April and affirmed the denial in November.

In the coverage from Aspen Times, L’Hostaria’s suit makes claims for breach of contract and bad faith, and also seeks a declaratory judgment that the restaurant’s “losses incurred due to the COVID-19 pandemic and government-mandated closure of its property are insured losses under the Policy; and Cincinnati is obligated to pay L’Hostaria for the full amount of the losses it has incurred in connection with the COVID-19 pandemic and government-mandated closure of L’Hostaria’s property.”

Click here to read the full story – https://www.aspentimes.com/news/aspen-restaurant-takes-on-insurance-carrier-over-business-losses-from-pandemic/

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