SA Palm Beach LLC v. Certain Underwriters at Lloyd’s London et al.

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Case Details

  • Case Status: Decided
  • Docket Number: 20-14812
  • Category: COVID-19


The owner of SA Palm Beach LLC, a Florida restaurant, filed an appeal with the Eleventh Circuit to revisit its proposed class action seeking coverage for losses caused by shutdown orders, asking the court to certify insurance questions to Florida’s high court and arguing that the district court failed to follow the state’s binding case law.

February 9, 2021

The Restaurant Law Center filed a brief as amicus curiae in support of the plaintiff.

June 15, 2021

The Restaurant Law Center filed a supplemental authority letter with the court, highlighting two recent decisions in support of our position that to determine the sufficiency of a complaint, the Court must be guided by controlling state substantive law and policy-interpretation principles—not tallying district court decisions insurers favor.

May 5, 2022

The Eleventh Circuit issued a consolidated Opinion for this case.