The company that produces the cable TV show "The Morning Show" has filed a COVID-19 related business termination lawsuit against a Chubb Ltd. entity, which takes out breach of contract and bad faith.
Always Smiling Productions LLC, which produces the show that debuted on Apple TV + in November 2019, accuses in lawsuits filed in the U.S. District Court in Los Angeles on Friday that Chubb National Insurance Co. refused to pay its business association claim in connection with the production's COVID-19-related suspension in March 2020 because it had not suffered "direct or physical loss or damage", according to the lawsuit, Always Smiling Productions LLC v. Chubb National Insurance Co.
Culver City, California-based Always Smiling said at the trial that its non-virus-exclusion policy provided $ 1
Under Entry and Exit Coverage, Chubb agreed to pay for the actual production loss incurred during the deterioration of an insured production when access from a site is prevented due to direct physical loss or damage to property in a premises, according to the lawsuit.
The lawsuit alleges that Chubb paid Always Smile $ 1 million under his civilian authority coverage in June, even though its loss exceeded $ 44 million.
It said that the insurer also refused to renew its policy earlier November 2020.
A Chubb spokesman said in a statement the insurer does not comment on legal issues as a policy issue.