In what is the first jury trial in the case, a jury in Kansas City, Missouri, issued a verdict in favor of the insurance company on Thursday in a lawsuit for covid-19 business interruptions filed by a restaurant chain.
The jury in the US District A court in Kansas City, Missouri, issued 10 separate judgments, for each of the units in Overland Park, Kansas-based KC Hopps Ltd., in favor of Cincinnati Insurance Co.
In September, Judge Stephen R. Bough, who had already ruled in favor of plaintiffs in at least two covid-19 business interruption proceedings, also refused to dismiss the restaurant chain's case.
On Wednesday, Cincinnati Insurance asked the judge to dismiss the case and requested a judgment under law on the basis that from the evidence "it is clear that this matter is presented no matter of fact which must be left to the discretion of the jury." But it turned out to be unnecessary.
This was only the second trial in the case to be held, after a bench trial in February a judge in the state of Louisiana ruled in favor of Lloyd & # 39 ;s of London insurers in a case filed by a restaurant in New Orleans in Cajun Conti LLC et. al. v. Some underwriters at Lloyds, London et al.