Bloomberg Law
Nov. 14, 2020, 1:02 AM

Minor League Baseball Teams Lose Suit Over Virus Loss Coverage

Jacob Rund
Jacob Rund

A group of Minor League Baseball teams failed to win Nationwide insurance payouts for financial losses tied to the pandemic, after a judge found that their policies exclude virus-caused damage.

The group, consisting of more than a dozen farm clubs, fell short of showing that a force other than the coronavirus— like Major League Baseball’s refusal to supply players to its affiliates— caused their losses, Judge Douglas L. Rayes ruled Friday.

The decision lets three Nationwide Mutual Insurance Co. affiliates dodge business interruption coverage of the Chattanooga Lookouts, Idaho Falls Chukars, several other teams, and a handful of their hospitality ...

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