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Harvard Claims Marsh Is to Blame for Its Loss of $15M in Coverage for Admissions Fight

November 2, 2023

Having lost two bids to recover $15 million from its insurer to cover costs related to its failed defense of its admissions policy, Harvard University is now looking to hold its insurance broker, Marsh, responsible.

Harvard’s excess insurer Zurich American denied coverage for the high-profile litigation because it had not been timely notified of the case. When the university went to court to force Zurich to pay up, Harvard lost in federal district court in November 2022 and then again on appeal this past August. The courts found Zurich rightfully denied coverage because it did not receive timely notice of the litigation.

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