In a case portending a growing trend among businesses hit hardest by the coronavirus, a Lackawanna County judge has ruled that a Clarks Summit gym can proceed with a business interruption lawsuit against its insurer over COVID-19 coverage and loss of income during the pandemic.

In Brown’s Gym v. The Cincinnati Insurance, Lackawanna County Court of Common Pleas Judge Terrence R. Nealon refused to dismiss the COVID-19 business interruption lawsuit filed by the gym and fitness center last year.