Stark County Court Sides with Policyholders, Insurance Company’s Request to Dismiss Business Interruption Claim Rejected


CANTON, OHIO: With a detailed written opinion, another Ohio Court added to the list of judicial decisions favoring policy holders in COVID-19 business interruption cases. Stark County Judge Frank G. Forchione joined the company of U.S. District Judge Dan A. Polster and Stark County Common Pleas Judge Taryn L. Heath to become the most recent Ohio judge to reject an insurance company’s attempt to throw out a COVID-19 business-interruption insurance lawsuit. Courts in Hamilton, Cuyahoga, Summit, and Lorain Counties have similarly sided with policyholders in decisions applying Ohio law.