Covid-19 pandemic

Endeavor Operating Company, LLC v. HDI Global Insurance Company (2023) 95 Cal.App.5th 839

GMSR defeats entertainment company’s novel appeal for pandemic coverage

Court of Appeal affirms dismissal of movie theater’s property insurance claim for pandemic-related business losses

During the COVID-19 pandemic, Starlight Cinemas suffered business losses as a result of government closure orders and reduced ticket and concession sales.  Starlight sued its property insurer (GMSR’s client) to cover these losses, claiming the closures and reduced attendance constituted “direct physical loss” to its

Starlight Cinemas, Inc. v. Massachusetts Bay Insurance Company (2023) 91 Cal.App.5th 24

Court of Appeal affirms dismissal of movie theater’s property insurance claim for pandemic-related business losses

In A Published Opinion, The Second District Court Of Appeal Has Granted GMSR’s Petition For A Writ Of Mandate On Behalf Of The County Of Los Angeles And Its Health Officers 

The Court reversed a superior court injunction barring the County from enforcing a Covid-19 pandemic outdoor restaurant dining ban until the County provided the superior court with a “risk-benefit” analysis that the superior court would find acceptable. The Court of Appeal held that the County’s

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