Can a restaurant sue over lost business?

On Behalf of | Jan 18, 2021 | Business Litigation |

There’s no doubt about it, 2020 was a tough year for many businesses in Ohio. With the closures and restrictions that many businesses have faced, especially restaurants and bars, these business owners may be wondering if there is anything that can help them. A recent court case in Hamilton County may have implications for other Ohio businesses.

Lawsuit filed against Cincinnati Insurance

A Hamilton County judge refused to dismiss a lawsuit filed by a restaurant against Cincinnati Insurance. The restaurant claims that their business should be covered by the insurance agency due to the losses they faced during COVID. The restaurant says it has a comprehensive insurance policy with broad coverage through Cincinnati Insurance and that viruses are not excluded from their policy. Their attorney is intending on forming a class action lawsuit with dozens of other Ohio businesses that are insured by Cincinnati Insurance. The restaurant believes they have suffered physical loss or damage by the pandemic and want a jury to decide if that is the case instead of the insurance company.

Business litigation attorney

Business owners often need guidance and tough legal representation for all the challenges they may face. A legal professional who is skilled in business litigation can be a good ally for a business owner. A business litigation attorney can offer many services for their client including:

  • Breach of contract
  • Mergers & acquisitions
  • Insurance disputes
  • Collections
  • Business formation
  • Shareholder disputes
  • Bankruptcy

There are many legal issues a Toledo area business may face. A business attorney understands their client’s needs and knows how to find their best route to success.