Lloyd’s of London has fired back at the producers of the rebooted Broadway hit show Shuffle Along
over a multimillion insurance lawsuit involving actress Audra McDonald.
The producers sued certain Lloyd’s underwriters in November for declining to reimburse losses following McDonald’s pregnancy which supposedly affected the shows.
had insisted that McDonald’s pregnancy was classified as an accident covered under the insurance policies totalling US$14 million, a claim that the underwriters had denied.
recently reported that based on Lloyd’s own investigation, McDonald knew that she was pregnant way ahead of the show’s opening night in April but she failed to disclose her condition.
“McDonald’s prior medical history was a material fact that must have been known by McDonald,” Forbes
quoted the insurer’s lawyers as saying.
According to the report, Lloyd’s said it was “induced to enter into the [insurance policy] by way of the material non-disclosures and/or material misrepresentations.” The insurer said it would not have otherwise entered into the insurance policy as it was written.
Lloyd’s is asking the New York court where the lawsuit was filed to void the insurance contract.
Court House News
previously reported that the Broadway producers are seeking about US$700,000 under the nonappearance policy and US$12 million under the abandonment policy.
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