Native American tribes and nations have seen mixed results in federal and state suits against insurance companies as they continue to bring litigation aiming to tap into billions of dollars of coverage for losses to casinos and resorts during the COVID-19 pandemic.
These tribe and nation cases represent situations where the insurance companies "sold very expensive, high premium broad coverage policies to the tribes," according to Scott Greenspan, a Pillsbury attorney who represents policyholders in similar COVID-19 coverage fights.
"The insurance carriers are trying a bait-and-switch. These carriers sold these high-end policies, and now their lawyers are trying to take them away," Greenspan told Law360, noting that "sweeping" pandemic exclusions were available to the insurers but that they chose not to use them.
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