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NCAA Denied Insurance Coverage For Claims Similar to Past Suit

July 16, 2020, 8:40 PM

The NCAA lost its bid to collect $25 million in insurance payouts for its defense against antitrust litigation after a state appeals court ruled its policies don’t cover claims similar to previous ones faced by the NCAA.

The Indianapolis-based organization faces a student-athlete compensation lawsuit, Jenkins v. NCAA, which has claims similar enough to a 2006 case against NCAA to trigger the “related wrongful act” exclusion in its excess insurance policies, the Indiana Court of Appeals said Wednesday. The exclusion would bar the policyholder from collecting when it’s been accused of similar claims in the past.

The decision affirms a ...

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