Kanye West sues in­surer

Los Angeles Times - - CALENDAR - — Ran­dall Roberts

Rap­per and pro­ducer Kanye West has sued in­sur­ance com­pany Lloyd’s of Lon­don and its af­fil­i­ated syn­di­cates for $10 mil­lion, al­leg­ing it is de­lay­ing a claim stem­ming from 21 can­celed dates on last year’s Saint Pablo Tour.

Filed by West’s tour­ing com­pany, Very Good Tour­ing Inc., in U.S. Dis­trict Court in Los An­ge­les on Mon­day, the suit also al­leges that the Lloyd’s in­ves­ti­ga­tion into the can­celed con­certs re­sulted in in­for­ma­tion about West’s med­i­cal con­di­tion leak­ing to re­porters.

In a pre­pared state­ment, a rep­re­sen­ta­tive for Lloyd’s de­clined to com­ment on the specifics of the case, but said, in part: “The rep­u­ta­tion of the mar­ket has been built on meet­ing our obli­ga­tions quickly and ef­fec­tively where a claim should be set­tled.”

West’s law­suit claims that Lloyd’s is con­trac­tu­ally ob­li­gated to cover the costs of those can­celed dates, is will­fully ig­nor­ing the ev­i­dence that West was in­ca­pac­i­tated and that the com­pany has sug­gested that it “may deny cov­er­age of the claim on the un­sup­port­able con­tention that use of mar­i­juana by Kanye caused the con­di­tion.”

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