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NHL Stymied by Judge in Pursuit of Billions for Covid Damages

The National Hockey League can pursue a lawsuit against its insurance provider over losses stemming from the Covid pandemic -- but not for the billions of the dollars in damages the league’s 19 clubs sought.

California Superior Court Judge Sunil Kulkarni said in a tentative ruling Wednesday that the clubs could move foward with their claim that Factory Mutual Insurance Co. unlawfully denied them coverage under the communicable disease clause of their policies. By contract, that provision only covers $1 million.