Thursday October 22, 2020

Telling publican Covid-19 would be covered under policy was ‘an additional sales pitch’

Court hears that FBD sales executive believed at the time that losses arising due to the coronavirus would be covered in business interruption policy

7th October, 2020
Jamie Heaslip, Sean O’Brien, Dave Kearney and Rob Kearney, who co-own Lemon & Duke in Dublin with Noel Anderson. Photo: Sasko Lazarov/Photocall Ireland

An FBD sales executive considered his representation to a Dublin publican that Covid-19 would be covered under a business interruption policy to be “an additional sales pitch”, the Commercial Court has heard.

The court heard details of a representation made by Paul Shanahan, a sales executive at FBD, to Noel Anderson, co-owner of Lemon & Duke, prior to the publican taking out cover against losses arising from Covid-19.

In his witness statement, Shanahan...

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