Published On: Thu, Aug 31st, 2017

Insurance coverage agency countersues Kanye West

Insurance coverage agency Lloyd’s of London is countersuing Kanye West, pointing to drink and drug associated clauses in an insurance coverage coverage, for the cancellation of his tour.

The rapper sued his insurers for nearly $10m in early August, after they refused to pay out for the Saint Pablo tour he cancelled in November.

West had cancelled 21 dates after a series of bizarre incidents noticed him making controversial statements about Beyonce and Jay Z and voicing assist for Donald Trump on stage.

Each West’s physician and an impartial examiner discovered him unfit to renew the tour, which he cancelled to endure remedy for a “critical, debilitating medical situation”.

However the insurance coverage firm refused to pay, prompting West’s touring firm, Very Good Touring, to launch a authorized motion.

Lloyd’s have refused to reveal detailed details about their determination, citing non-disclosure agreements, however pointed to clauses within the insurance coverage coverage that state it might be invalidated by drug and alcohol use.

West’s attorneys, nonetheless, say Lloyd’s implied West’s use of marijuana was answerable for his medical situation.

They denied they’d urged marijuana use offered the “sole foundation” to disclaim the declare, however stated there have been “substantial irregularities” in West’s medical historical past and that they didn’t owe him any cash.

West’s lawyer Howard King stated Lloyd’s counter-claim was a generic response issued in “all instances” when they didn’t want to deny a official declare.

“We stay up for the day a jury awards our shopper the total quantity of the coverage he bought, plus curiosity at 10% every year, together with punitive damages,” he stated.

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