Connecticut tribes sue insurance carrier over Covid-19-related casino losses

Connecticut's tribes lost millions due to Covid-19-related closures.
Connecticut's tribes lost millions due to Covid-19-related closures.

The Mohegan and the Mashantucket Pequot tribes have filed lawsuits against their insurance carrier over casino losses incurred over the last year.

US.- The Mohegan Tribe, which operates the Mohegan Sun casino in Connecticut, has filed a lawsuit against its insurance carrier for denying its claims for millions of dollars in Covid-19-related losses.

The lawsuit follows a similar case brought by the Mashantucket Pequot Tribe, owner of the Foxwoods Resort Casino, against the same carrier (Factory Mutual Insurance Co.) in February.

According to the Mashantuckets, Factory Mutual Insurance should cover it for more than $76m in losses caused by closures at Foxwoods and other properties due to Covid-19.

The Mohegan also claimed its losses are worth millions of dollars, but the specific amount was not disclosed.

The insurance carrier is aiming to have the lawsuits dismissed. It claims that losses caused by viruses and contamination are specifically excluded from the tribes’ policies.

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