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NHL, clubs sue insurers for refusing to cover over $1 billion COVID-19-related losses

January 6, 2022

The National Hockey League (NHL), and 20 of its clubs, have filed a lawsuit against their insurance carriers for allegedly breaching contracts by refusing to cover more than $1 billion in COVID-19-related losses incurred over the past two seasons.

The league and about two-thirds of its 32 teams – including the parent companies of the Anaheim Ducks, Boston Bruins, Buffalo Sabres, Dallas Stars, Minnesota Wild, Montreal Canadiens, Nashville Predators, New Jersey Devils, Ottawa Senators, Toronto Maple Leafs, Vancouver Canucks, and Winnipeg Jets – filed the charges in the Superior Court of California in Santa Clara in June 2021.

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