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French Court Orders Insurer AXA to Pay Restaurant’s COVID-19 Losses

PARIS — A Paris commercial court ruled that insurer AXA must pay a restaurant owner two months’ worth of coronavirus-related revenue losses, the restaurateur’s lawyer said on Friday, possibly opening the door to a wave of similar litigation. AXA said …

Number of Federal COVID-19 Business Interruption Lawsuits at 101 and Rising

A federal court has received notice that 101 lawsuits have been filed as of Wednesday seeking coverage from insurers for business interruption losses caused by COVID-19. Plaintiffs attorneys say they expect the number to rise into the thousands. “Ultimately, I …

Republicans Push For Coronavirus Lawsuit Immunity For Business

The top Republicans in the U.S. Congress displayed a united front on Friday in their drive for coronavirus-related liability protections for businesses, saying such measures will be crucial to talks about future relief legislation. Senate majority leader Mitch McConnell and …

Insurers Feel the Heat as Chefs, Trump Join Calls for Payouts

LONDON/NEW YORK — Daniel Duckett, owner of the Lazy Claire patisserie in Belfast, was hoping for an insurance payout of up to 100,000 pounds ($123,460.00) to cover losses during the coronavirus lockdown. Now he fears for the future as he …

Main Street Wig Shop Among New Litigants in COVID Claims Battle

As coronavirus spreads across the country, litigation against insurers for denying claims caused by the pandemic is spreading along with it. A group of Chicago businesses and a Houston-area wig store are the latest litigants to press business-interruption claims against …

Texas Dram Shop Bill Requires Bars Buy Liquor Liability Insurance

A recently proposed state bill from Democratic Rep. Chris Turner is aimed at making sure all Texas bars and restaurants that derive the majority of their revenue from alcohol sales have liquor liability insurance. The refiled “dram shop” liability bill, …

Twice the Risk of Foodborne Outbreaks at Restaurants Versus Homes

Outbreak data show that Americans are twice as likely to get food poisoning from food prepared at a restaurant than food prepared at home, according to the Center for Science in the Public Interest. The nonprofit food safety watchdog group …

Arizona Restaurants Self-Police Food Safety

A Maricopa County pilot program is giving some restaurants more responsibility for their own food safety and cutting back on the number of full inspections of those eateries. County officials say the program is getting into full swing and is …