Universal Not Covered For 'War’ In Film Relocation Fight

Law360, Los Angeles (October 11, 2017, 4:53 PM EDT) -- A 2014 armed conflict between Israel and the Hamas militant group constitutes a "war" under an exclusion in Universal Cable Productions' insurance policy, defeating the company's bid to get coverage for the cost to move production of a TV series away from Jerusalem amid the strife, a California federal judge ruled in a decision made public Tuesday.

Universal, a subsidiary of NBCUniversal Media LLC, had initially planned to shoot the entirety of a USA Network miniseries called "Dig" — a murder mystery set in Jerusalem and...
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