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$50mn Carrie Fisher Star Wars claim set to hit Lloyd's

  • Publish Date: Posted over 7 years ago

Lloyd’s of London insurers are readying themselves for a $50mn claim by Disney following the death of Carrie Fisher. Should the full amount be claimed it will be the biggest single person accident claim in history. The cover was taken out by Disney in the event that Carrie Fisher was unable to fulfil her contractual obligations and complete filming of the new Star Wars films. It is understood that over 20 insurers have a share in the policy and it is thought it would have an impact on final 2016 results in the sector. The policy was underwritten by specialist New Jersey-based managing general agent Exceptional Risk Advisors, but if the policy triggers the loss will be entirely borne by capacity providers in Lloyd's, with Enstar subsidiary Atrium the lead on the facility. Fisher passed away on Tuesday 27 December after suffering a heart attack on a flight from London to LA. She was due to star in the next Star Wars film as Princess Leia and it is still not clear how Disney will respond.