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Partner Kenneth Abbarno Featured in Ohio Media for Class Action Lawsuit Brought Against Cincinnati Insurance for Denial of Business Interruption Coverage

DiCello Levitt Partner Kenneth Abbarno was interviewed by leading Ohio media on behalf of the firm’s representation of business owners in a class action brought against Cincinnati Insurance for denial of business interruption claims in the wake of COVID-19.

The firm’s client, Troy Stacy, owner of Columbus’ Grandview area business Craft & Vinyl, fulfilled his obligation to Cincinnati Insurance.  Craft & Vinyl is a unique concept, not only selling craft beer and records, but hosting musicians, improv and other talent.

The filings note that the “insurers refused to honor their contractual obligations for losses suffered due to COVID-19, as well as losses caused by executive orders by civil authorities and any efforts to prevent further property damage or to minimize the suspension of business and continue operations.” “(Stacy) fulfilled every piece of his contract,” said Kenneth Abbarno. “And they turned their back on him.” While some insurance policies don’t cover losses caused by viruses, Stacy’s lawsuit states “Cincinnati (insurance) did not exclude or limit coverage from losses from the spread of viruses.”

For the CBS story, view video clip here.

For the NBC story, view video clip here.

For the Columbus Business Journal articles, read the 04.25.2020 article here and the 04.28.2020 article here (subscription may be required).

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