Business-interruption suit involving Aspen restaurant awaits answer from state’s high court

 Business-interruption suit involving Aspen restaurant awaits answer from state’s high court

L’Hostaria, an Italian restaurant, is at 620 E Hyman Ave. in Aspen.
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An Aspen restaurant’s federal lawsuit against its insurance carrier over financial losses brought on by the pandemic faces a pause as parties on both sides await the state supreme court’s opinion in another case with similar allegations.

L’Hostaria Ristorante, under its corporate name Sagome Inc., sued Cincinnati Insurance Co. in December for coverage related to business interruptions that took place from March 16, 2020, through April 26, 2020, due to public health orders that shut down the downtown Aspen restaurant, as well as subsequent orders that limited its food service to curbside pickup.

Cincinnati Insurance denied the restaurant’s claims because its policy covered direct physical damage to its property, but not financial losses triggered by health orders,…

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