French restaurateur wins Covid payment from insurer

The judgement may serve as a precedent for other restaurateurs who have suffered financial losses, it is thought

A restaurateur in France has won a court case against insurance giant Axa, after the latter said it would not pay compensation for loss of earnings after the government imposed confinement.

The business tribunal in Paris has now ordered Axa to pay restaurateur Stéphane Manigold the equivalent of two and a half months’ compensation for loss of business earnings, for his restaurant Le Bistrot d'à côté Flaubert, in the 17th arrondissement in Paris.

Mr Manigold is the head of the Eclore group, which also includes La Maison Rostang, Substance, and Contraste.

Insurance company Axa had refused to pay out as ...

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