Nationals Sue Insurer For Signing Bonus To Bogus Shortstop

Law360, Los Angeles (August 6, 2013, 11:08 PM EDT) -- The insurer contracted to protect the Washington Nationals baseball club from fraud failed to compensate the team for $1 million lost on a minor league player who lied to the team about his age, according to a lawsuit removed to D.C. federal court Tuesday.

The Nationals are suing Westchester Fire Insurance Co. for a portion of the money the team paid Carlos Lugo, a 20-year-old Dominican shortstop. The team recovered $400,000 from another insurer, but Westchester dragged out its insurance claim over two years and then...
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