Eatery Group Sues to Maintain Coverage During Coronavirus Crisis

The owner of a Southern California restaurant group is suing Farmers Group Inc., seeking to prevent the loss of insurance coverage needed to ensure the survival of his eateries during the coronavirus crisis. The plaintiff is Phillip Frankland Lee of Scratch Restaurants Group, head chef of Scratch Bar & Kitchen

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Scratch Bar Joins List of Restaurants Suing for Coronavirus Cover

Scratch Restaurants LLC on Wednesday sued its insurer Farmers Group Inc. for coronavirus-related business interruption coverage, joining a growing list of shuttered restaurants seeking coverage under their commercial insurance policies. In a suit filed in California Superior Court in Los Angeles, the restaurant group, which includes the Scratch Bar &

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Prominent Chef’s Insurance Lawsuit Could Be Important for LA Restaurants

Chef Phillip Frankland Lee Joe Schmelzer by Farley Elliott Scratch Bar chef/owner Phillip Frankland Lee is suing his insurance company during the COVID-19 pandemic for declaratory relief, say reps for Lee’s lawyers. The issue surrounds business interruption insurance through Farmers Insurance Company, and could have wide-reaching effects for other operators in Los Angeles and

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