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The Campbell, a bar in Grand Central Station The Campbell, a bar in Grand Central Station, has been shut down since March 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Photo: Ryland West/ALM

A group of New York restaurants and bars, including well-known establishments such as Ess-a-Bagel, Junior’s Cheesecake and Smith & Wollensky steakhouse, sued their insurers in state court Tuesday, arguing that they are entitled to payment for millions of dollars in losses and expenses associated with the coronavirus pandemic.

In a complaint filed in Brooklyn Supreme Court, New York-based Jenner & Block partner Jeremy Creelan argued that the restaurants’ losses have been a direct result of “unprecedented” shutdown orders and restrictive reopening rules.

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Jane Wester

Jane Wester is a litigation reporter for the New York Law Journal. Email her at [email protected] or find her on Twitter @janewester.

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