Court Denies Remand of COVID-19 Case

November 9, 2020
Tred R. Eyerly - Insurance Law Hawaii

The federal district court rejected a challenge to its diversity jurisdiction and rejected the insured's attempt to remand the COVID-19 claims back to state court. Vandelay Hospitality Group LP v. Cincinnati Ins. Co., 2020 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 149196 (N.D. Tex. Aug. 18, 2020).

Vandelay purchased a commercial property policy from Cincinnati through Swingle Collins, its registered broker, and its employee, Baron Cass. The policy was "all risk" and purported to insure three of Vandelay's restaurants for, amoung other things, direct physical loss and loss incurred due to business interruptions.

Mr. Eyerly may be contacted at te@hawaiilawyer.com



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