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L.A. Lakers Cite ‘Airborne Agent’ in Covid Insurance Claim

Dec. 8, 2021, 8:01 PM

The Los Angeles Lakers’ claims for insurance coverage from a Chubb Ltd. affiliate for losses from the Covid-19 pandemic should be greenlighted based on a recent ruling about an “invisible airborne agent” causing harm, the team told the Central District of California.

The Lakers’ claims “depict precisely the scenario” that a California appeals court recognized as stating plausible claims for relief, the organization told the U.S. District Court for Central District of California Tuesday.

The state appeals court said Nov. 15 that “it could be possible, in a hypothetical scenario, that an invisible airborne agent would cause a policyholder to ...