Turning off the taps: FBD versus the pubs
Four big publican groups say that FBD’s insurance policies covered them for Covid-19 losses. FBD says that they weren’t covered. Now the dispute is playing out before the Commercial Court
On Friday evening, there were just 21 minutes left in the time allocated to the court for the week when Stephen Cooney climbed into the witness box, after days of complex back-and-forth legal arguments.
Cooney was the first of four publicans taking a case against insurance firm FBD – over the non-payment of business interruption insurance claims made in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic – to give evidence in the case.
The four groups are...
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