Industry group lobbies for insurance payouts to bars

Nate Whitehouse, co-founder of Drifter Spirits, and bar operator Maxwell Britten have launched advocacy group Thirst, which will lobby insurance companies to pay out claims to the on-trade in the aftermath of Covid-19. Whitehouse and Britten were inspired to create the group after reading widespread reports of insurance companies denying claims from small restaurants and bars across the US. In response, Thirst will utilise federal advocacy, plaintiff’s lawsuits, state pressure and public opinion to push…

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