Selman Breitman congratulates Linda Wendell Hsu, Sara Savage and Jeff Tindal for prevailing on a cross-motion for partial summary judgment on behalf of our insurance carrier client. Our client provided a policy to a global media and entertainment company insuring against losses due to delay, cancellation, or abandonment of television productions.
The COVID-19 pandemic resulted in the insured submitting claims on over 140 productions due to production delays and unplanned expenses to comply with COVID-19 protocols. Of those claims, the parties reached an agreement on over 95, but disagreed on what was and was not covered on some of the larger claims.
The insured brought claims against our client for breach of contract, breach of the duty of good faith and fair dealing, and declaratory relief regarding its coverage for COVID-19 related claims. Ultimately, the Court recently ruled that some of the insured’s claims were not covered under the policy due to the clear Definition of Loss for productions that were abandoned due to the pandemic.
“This is another excellent outcome for our client,” said Neil Selman, Managing Partner of Selman Breitman. “The outcome saves our client millions of dollars and speaks volumes to the skill and dedication of Linda and her team.”
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