Magistrate Denies Lloyd's KO Bid In $6.3M Boxer Policy Suit

Law360 (May 13, 2019, 2:10 PM EDT) -- A former professional boxer has landed a hit on Lloyd's of London in a suit alleging the insurer used technicalities and tortured logic to deny a $6.3 million claim tied to a career-ending injury, as a California federal court refused to dismiss the suit.

In an opinion filed Friday, Chief Magistrate Judge Joseph C. Spero of the Northern District of California said Lloyd's had failed to convince him that ex-boxer Andre Ward doesn't actually have a direct interest in the policy and therefore has no standing to sue.

Ward is named as the "insured person" under the policy, while Roc Nation...

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