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Blackbird suing Heidi's over fire [moved from Minneapolis-St. Paul board]

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clamchowder May 4, 2011 02:00 PM

http://www.startribune.com/local/minn...

Blackbird is seeking $383,000 in lawsuit. Didn't they have insurance? Heidi's is a beloved restaurant by foodies. Anyone think this is bad P.R. for Blackbird?

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    SarahInMinneapolis May 5, 2011 08:46 AM

    I'm betting Blackbird didn't have much choice. Their insurance company probably forced the lawsuit. From the facts in the Strib article, it looks bad for Heidi's, given the existence of a work order for repairs that didn't get done.

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      soupkitten May 5, 2011 08:00 PM

      according to commentary on the heavy table, this is exactly correct, the insurance co is suing in blackbird's name for what was paid out as a result of the original fire.

      http://heavytable.com/in-the-fires-wa...

      the new heidi's has only been open for a few months, but apparently the ins co. thinks there's a good chance of being able to collect a good chunk of change from them, regardless of whether it puts stuart and heidi and the restarurant out of biz. i wonder if the lawsuit would not have occurred, had the restaurant not also reopened.

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        mncharm May 9, 2011 12:01 PM

        Not necessarily the case at all. By the same token, Heidi's insurance (assuming they were up to date and carried appropriate coverage) should cover the damages.

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