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Sports lawyers keep the ball rolling in the age of COVID-19

October 5, 2020, Reuters

Dustin Cho and Neema Sahni spoke with Reuters about the role lawyers have played in guiding professional sports leagues through COVID-19.

Mr. Cho says on the insurance front, event cancellation coverage has been a hot issue. He notes that both Wimbledon and the British Open tennis tournaments succeeded in getting coverage from their insurers under their event cancellation policies.

Ms. Sahni says that COVID-related litigation in the sports industry overall is “barely past the kickoff point.” New contractual disputes are likely to emerge, she predicts, but right now, “The first goal is, let's get sports back.”

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