Minor League Baseball Team Owners Strike Out in N.J. Federal COVID-19 Coverage Action
January 25, 2021
NEWARK, N.J. — A New Jersey federal judge has dismissed a COVID-19 coverage action filed by the owners of minor league baseball teams in North Carolina and Washington, ruling that their losses are not insured because they do not arise from a “covered peril.”
In a Jan. 19 order, Judge Susan D. Wigenton of the U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey agreed with Arch Insurance Co. that 7th Inning Stretch LLC d/b/a Everett Aquasox and DeWine Seeds Silver Dollars Baseball LLC have not sustained “physical loss of or damage” to their properties.
In early 2020, governors across …