Published on October 15th, 2016 | by Larry Lootsteen0
Foo Fighters Settle Tour Lawsuit
Ahhh, insurance companies! Seems like something Dave Grohl would not have nice things about!
A court filing dated Oct. 7 and signed by U.S. District Judge Manuel L. Real in Los Angeles ordered a dismissal with prejudice of the two-part complaint, which had pitted the band against multiple defendants, including several Lloyd’s of London insurers and brokerage firm Robertson Taylor. Because it was dismissed with prejudice, the Foos are barred from re-filing the case on the same claim. Terms were not disclosed.
In its original filing, dated June 13, the Foos had accused the defendants of colluding to reduce payments after the band was forced to cancel several shows when Grohl broke his leg in June 2015 during a show in Gothenberg, Sweden. While Grohl’s injury resulted in seven cancellations, the band’s complaint pertains to only three of them: two at London’s Wembley Stadium and a third at BT Murrayfield Stadium in Edinburgh, Scotland.
And then, this:
The second part of the Foos’ complaint dealt with four shows canceled in the wake of last November’s terrorist attacks in Paris — the first scheduled in Turin, Italy the day after the Paris attack, and the same day the band’s website was hacked with a pro-ISIS message. Shows were also canceled in Barcelona, Paris and Lyon.
“Foo Fighters reasonably expected that the Terrorism Policy would provide them coverage for the four November 2015 performances, which were necessarily canceled as a direct result of terrorism,” the complaint reads, later adding that insurers had not offered to pay a “single penny” of the band’s terrorism-related coverage claim.
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