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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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Why Business Interruption Insurance Is A Lifeline For Companies

By Brian S. Kabateck When disaster strikes, insurance is a safety net that helps policyholders recover from catastrophic events such as wildfires, floods and auto accidents. In the wake of COVID-19, many “non-essential” businesses nationwide are struggling to survive this sudden financial calamity which has triggered massive layoffs and unpaid

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Capitol Weekly Podcast: KabaTalks and the Coronavirus

BY Capitol Weekly Staff POSTED 03.31.2020 Brothers  John and Brian Kabateck join us for another special KabaTalks episode of the Capitol Weekly Podcast. As usual, the brothers find themselves on opposite sides of a contentious issue – namely employer rights vs. workers’ rights in the age of coronavirus. John, a voice for small business, maintains that AB5 should be suspended

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Inside Tips on Handling Coronavirus Business Insurance Claims

H. Dennis Beaver, Esq., Attorney at Law, Author of “You and the Law” When disaster strikes, we first worry about health and safety. Then concerns of financial loss and damage come to mind. Many commercial insurance policies contain clauses that protect a business in the event of a disaster —

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Attorney General reports rise in price gouging complaints since COVID-19 outbreak

By Juliette Fairley | Mar 25, 2020 California Attorney General Xavier Becerra issued a consumer alert warning on Tuesday detailing how fraudsters are trying to take advantage of COVID-fears. “We have received a large volume of consumer complaints regarding price gouging and are reviewing every complaint that our office receives,” the Attorney General’s

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Capitol Weekly Podcast: Kabatalks! Assembly Bill 5 & The Gig Economy

Another KABATALKS episode of the Capitol Weekly pod, wherein two brothers working opposite sides of the political spectrum discuss issues of the day. John Kabateck is a lifelong Republican and longtime spokesperson for the NFIB; Brian Kabateck is a lifelong Democrat and the former head of the Consumer Attorneys Association.

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