Following on from Dublin publican Noel Anderson, two more Dublin pubs have launched individual legal actions against FBD Insurance.
Hyper Trust Ltd, trading as the Leopardstown Inn in Stillorgan, and Aberken Ltd, trading as Sinnotts on Stephen Street, Dublin 2, filed High Court proceedings against FBD Plc on Wednesday 20th May.
The filings come on the heels of publican Noel Anderson taking action against FBD Insurance. Along with rugby players Jamie Heaslip, Rob Kearney and Sean O’Brien, Anderson owns Lemon & Duke and The Bridge 1859 and is the incoming chairman of the Licensed Vintners Association (LVA).
The Leopardstown Inn is part of the Loyola Group which includes The Landmark in Dublin 2 and The Bath in Dublin 4, and is co-owned by Stephen Cooney, former Leinster rugby player Eoin O’Malley and his brother, Brian O’Malley.
The action centres around claims from the companies that FBD Insurance has refused to honour its business interruption insurance policy for pubs that were forced to close in March as a result of the COVID 19 pandemic.