Tuesday, September 26, 2023

Carrier Prevails With Court's Dismissal of COVID-19 Business Interruption Claim

In the case of Brandywine Valley Premier Hospitality Group v. Fireman’s Fund Ins. Co., No. 2:22-CV-02221-GEKP (E.D. Pa. Aug. 7, 2023 Pratter, J.), the court ruled that a hotel/restaurant owner was not entitled to property insurance coverage where coverage was predicated on direct physical damage or loss and where the shutdowns required by the COVID-19 pandemic did not amount to any physical damage or loss to the property.

As such, the court granted an insurance company’s Motion to Dismiss

Anyone wishing to review a copy of this decision may click this LINK.  The Court's companion Order can be viewed HERE.

Source: “Digest of Recent Opinions.” Pennsylvania Law Weekly (Sept. 14, 2023).

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