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Operator Of Dublin Hotel Takes Legal Action Against Insurers Over Refusals To Pay Out On Business Interruption Claim

By Dave Simpson

Premier Dale Limited trading as The Devlin Hotel of Dublin 6 has taken legal action against Arachas Corporate Brokers Ltd and RSA Insurance Ireland DAC over refusals to pay out on a business interruption claim.

As reported by rte.ie, the claim arose from The Devlin having to close in March of this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic, and Premier Dale Limited stated that the refusal to pay out on the claim has caused the hotel business to sustain "massive and mounting losses" without it being able to access funds from its insurer.

Premier Dale claims that, under its policy with RSA, it is entitled to be indemnified in respect of financial losses expected to exceed €1 million arising from interruptions of The Devlin's business, and that RSA's refusal to pay out is a breach in its obligations under its contract with Premier Dale.

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The case has been admitted to the Commercial Court list by Mr Justice David Barniville, who has adjourned the matter to a date in November.

Previous Action

Premier Dale is a part of Irish hospitality group Press Up Entertainment, which was previously reported to have taken legal action insurance companies including Arachas and RSA over alleged refusals to honour business interruption insurance in June of this year.

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