Insurer Doesn't Owe More For Reality TV Cameraman's Death

Law360, Los Angeles (July 10, 2017, 7:18 PM EDT) -- A Chubb Ltd. unit doesn't have to pay an additional $1.25 million to the parents of a cameraman who was killed in a helicopter crash while working on a reality TV show for Discovery Channel, a California federal judge ruled Friday, finding that the cinematographer wasn't a covered employee under the relevant policy provisions.

Chubb subsidiary Federal Insurance Co. had issued both "accidental death and dismemberment" and travel accident policies to film production company Bongo LLC in connection with Bongo's work on a prospective Discovery Channel...
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Jerie S Rydstrom v. Federal Insurance Company et al


Case Number

2:16-cv-02543

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California Central

Nature of Suit

Insurance

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Otis D. Wright, II

Date Filed

April 13, 2016

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