4 Amicus Briefs Filed In Restaurants' $50M Virus Suit Appeal

By Ben Zigterman (November 29, 2021, 8:53 PM EST) -- Organizations representing restaurants, trial lawyers and insurance companies have asked to weigh in on a restaurant conglomerate's appeal of the dismissal of its $50 million COVID-19 coverage suit.

Multiple organizations argued that the loss of a property's functional use should qualify a restaurant for insurance coverage. (AP Photo/Marco Garcia) The New York State Trial Lawyers Association, a specialty foods supplier and the restaurant organizations submitted proposed amicus briefs this month supporting the appeal from Consolidated Restaurant Operations Inc., while the American Property Casualty Insurance Association urged the Empire State appellate court to affirm New York Supreme Court Justice Jennifer G. Schecter's dismissal in...

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