A Pittsburgh restaurant that has been closed as a result of the shutdown related to the COVID-19 outbreak has asked the Pennsylvania Supreme Court to exercise its King’s Bench powers to wade into an ongoing dispute with its insurance carrier over whether the company must provide coverage for business interruption.

In a petition filed to the justices Wednesday, attorneys for restaurant owner Joseph Tambellini said a ruling from the Supreme Court on the issue could provide guidance to the ”hundreds, if not thousands,” of lawsuits expected to result from the statewide closures Gov. Tom Wolf mandated as an effort to stem the spread of the highly contagious disease.

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