Ohio businesses and their attorneys are fighting back against an insurance industry that refuses to recognize coverage for business interruption claims resulting from the coronavirus pandemic and the corresponding government-ordered shutdowns.
Several of Cleveland's finest restaurants, Marble Room, Lockkeepers, and Il Venetian, and one of the area’s most popular men’s stores, J3 Clothing Company in Moreland Hills, have filed Ohio’s first COVID-19 insurance coverage lawsuits seeking unspecified damages from their insurance companies, Cincinnati Insurance Company and Lightning Rod Mutual Insurance Company, part of Western Reserve Group.
The suits were filed in Cuyahoga County Common Pleas Court. The Marble Room lawsuit was assigned to Judge Cassandra Collier-Williams, while J3’s lawsuit was assigned to Judge Nancy Fuerst.
The businesses are represented by the Cleveland law firms of Rutter & Russin, LLC and Spangenberg, Shibley & Liber, LLP, who have taken the lead in Ohio in filing cases seeking to enforce policyholders’ rights under their insurance policies to recover for the devastating losses suffered by the restaurant and retail industries as a result of the coronavirus pandemic.
Learn more about how Rutter & Russin's attorneys are fighting COVID-19 business interruption insurance claim denials.
The attorneys at Rutter & Russin have been helping restaurants and retailers fight their business interruption insurance denials for almost 30 years. If your coronavirus-related claim could use the expertise of lawyers with in-depth knowledge of the insurance industry, contact us today for a free consultation.