Tag Archives: COVID-19

Are Policyholder Wins + New Closure Orders “Game Changers” for NW Business Income Insurance Claims?

The last few weeks have seen both ups and downs for companies that are pursuing business income claims. On the upside, two Washington state courts have now held in favor of policyholders, ruling that government shutdown orders can constitute “physical loss” covered by insurance. On the downside, Oregon, Washington, and other states have imposed new … Continue Reading

Prominent Portland Culinary and Music Venues File Lawsuits Against Insurance Company

Our firm has filed lawsuits against Cincinnati Insurance Company in Multnomah County Circuit Court on behalf of RingSide Steakhouse, Mississippi Studios, Polaris Hall, and Revolution Hall, four cultural institutions that span Portland’s culinary roots to the city’s famous music scene. The lawsuits arise from Cincinnati’s denial of these iconic establishments’ claims for business income loss … Continue Reading

Miller Nash Submits Second Amicus Brief in Support of Business Income Loss Coverage for COVID-19 Losses

Our policyholder-side Insurance Recovery Practice Team is proud to represent United Policyholders, Washington Hospitality Association, and National Independent Venue Association in submitting an amicus curiae (friend of the court) brief in opposition to a motion to dismiss filed by the insurer in Vita Coffee v. Fireman’s Fund Insurance Company, pending in the Western District of Washington. A copy of the … Continue Reading

Renowned Seattle Restaurant Group Leads Charge in Lawsuit Against Insurance Company

Our firm has filed a lawsuit against Fireman’s Fund Insurance Company in King County Superior Court on behalf of Ethan Stowell’s restaurant group (ES Restaurant Group). The lawsuit arises from Fireman’s Fund denial of ES Restaurant’s Group’s claim for business income loss coverage arising from the COVID-19 pandemic. “This lawsuit concerns a carrier that intentionally … Continue Reading
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