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Rolling Stones battle insurance underwriters over for $12.7 million tour cancellation claim

Rolling Stones battle insurance underwriters over for $12.7 million tour cancellation claim
November 13, 2014

The Rolling Stones are locked in a legal battle with their insurance underwriters over the band's $12.7 million claim for cancelled tour dates in Australia and New Zealand, following the death of Mick Jagger's girlfriend, designer L'Wren Scott earlier this year.

The band's insurance underwriters have denied the claim, on the basis that Scott's death was intentional and not a sudden, unforeseen event.

The Rolling Stones filed their court action in London, after the insurance underwriters were granted permission in a US court to investigate the mental state of Scott, who took her own life in her New York apartment in March.

Judge Brooke C. Wells of the US District Court of Utah ruled last month the underwriters could question Randall Bambrough, Scott's brother, about her medical and mental history.

The Rolling Stones took out a $23.9 million insurance policy before their 2014 tour of Asia and Australia, to cover cancellations due to the death of family members and others who were listed on the policy, including Scott.

The band cancelled the Australia and New Zealand leg of their 14 on Fire world tour following Scott's death.

The ABC has reported that documents submitted to the court by underwriters state "Ms Scott's death arose from, was traceable to, or accelerated by, a condition for which she had received or been recommended medical attention."

The underwriters claimed the information sought from Scott's brother was relevant to the English litigation.

The band, currently touring Australia in their rescheduled program, has not yet made a comment on the case.


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