Foo Fighters Lawsuit Against Insurance Companies for Cancelled Gigs Dismissed
The Foo Fighters have settled their lawsuit against insurance companies Lloyds of London and Robertson Taylor following cancelled gigs after the 2015 Paris attacks.
Their lawsuit had originally been filed against the insurers of their 2015 European tour, and gigs were cancelled after Grohl broke his leg. Their UK tour, Glastonbury headlining tour and four European shows were also cancelled following the shootings at Le Bataclan.
The suit, filed June 13, claimed that Lloyds of London and Robertson Taylor actually owe money to the band over the cancelled gigs and Grohl’s broken leg.
Billboard reports that the filing dated Oct. 7 that was signed by the U.S. District Judge Manuel L. Real ordered a dismissal of the complaint. The band is now prevented from re-filing the case in court and specific terms have not been released.
“After paying certain amounts owed under the Cancellation Policy for four of the canceled performances, [the insurers] began searching for ways to limit their payment obligations on the other three performances, including the Stadium shows, which represented the largest potential gross income,” for the tour the band said in the original suit.
The band further claimed that the insurance companies tried to characterize the shows as “rescheduled” instead of “cancelled,” which would decrease the amount that they had to pay.
“Foo Fighters reasonably expected that the Terrorism Policy would provide them coverage for the four November 2015 performances, which were necessarily canceled as a direct result of terrorism,” the band said in the complaint. They further described how the insurers had not offered to pay a “single penny” of their claim.