In Universal Cable Productions LLC, et al. v. Atlantic Specialty Insurance Co., No. 2:16-cv-04435 (C.D. Cal. Oct. 6, 2017), the United States District Court for the Central District of California held that a “war” exclusion barred insurance coverage for losses arising from NBCUniversal’s decision to postpone and relocate production of its action-thriller miniseries Dig, due to an armed conflict between Israel and Hamas. During the conflict, Hamas and other militant groups fired over 4,000 rockets and mortar shells into Israel, forcing NBCU to halt filming in Jerusalem and move production to Croatia and New Mexico.
This week, rock band Foo Fighters sued certain Lloyd’s market insurers for failure to pay under two policies – a Cancellation Policy and a Terrorism Policy – for losses arising from the cancellation of several performances last year resulting from lead singer Dave Grohl’s injuries and the ISIS Paris attack.
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