Whiskey River on Vintage, Inc. et al. v. Illinois Casualty Company

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Case Details

  • Case Status: Pending
  • Docket Number: 20-3707
  • Category: COVID-19


A group of Iowa bars filed an appeal in response to a district court ruling that their insurer is not obligated to cover financial losses resulting from state closure orders and that the owners failed to prove “direct physical loss or damage to their covered properties”.

February 16, 2021

The Restaurant Law Center and the Iowa Restaurant Association filed a brief as amici curiae in support of plaintiffs.

June 15, 2021

The Restaurant Law Center and Iowa Restaurant Association 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.