Restaurant wins case against insurer for loss under lockdown

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Insurers have been insisting that the losses suffered by their clients are a result of the national lockdown and not directly linked to an infectious disease as stipulated in the wording of the policy
Insurers have been insisting that the losses suffered by their clients are a result of the national lockdown and not directly linked to an infectious disease as stipulated in the wording of the policy

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In an update to the article last week (City Press, July 5 2020), in which we wrote about nonpayment of claims under business interruption insurance, the first successful case has been brought against an insurer.

Western Cape High Court Judge Andre le Grange ruled this week that insurer Guardrisk is liable for losses suffered by Cape Town restaurant Café Chameleon since lockdown started on March 27.

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