Chicago restaurants battle ‘blanket denials’ of COVID claims

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By Jennifer Mandato (March 4, 2022, 5:55 PM EST) – The owners of four Chicago-area restaurants have told an Illinois federal court that their business interruption claims were wrongly denied by Society Insurance after local ordinances forced them to close to mitigate the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Huck Finn, Mirage, Concorde Banquets and Dino’s Café said in their complaint on Wednesday that their business owners’ insurance policies with the Company are intended to cover any loss incurred as a result of a “necessary suspension” of operations. . This includes a government order that forces businesses to close, according to the complaint.

Restaurants noted that unlike many other commercial ownership policies, their…

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