SF restaurant reaches rare settlement with insurance company

on Dec 16, 2022 12:21:PM

It's the first victory of its kind against an insurance company that refused to pay a COVID claim in California. John's Grill, one of San Francisco's oldest restaurants, has settled its lawsuit against the Hartford group. The payout is said to be in the millions.

March 2020, John's Grill was ordered by the city and county to close due to the spread of the coronavirus. 54 employees were told to go home.

"That was one of the hardest days of my life. I had to look at the family in the eye and tell them that we were going to have to shut down for an undisclosed amount of time," explained John Konstin of John's Grill.

The restaurant quickly filed a claim with their insurance company, Hartford Financial Services Group. The insurance company wasted no time in responding.

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