In court documents obtained from U.S. District Court Central District of California, a jury trial has been scheduled for September 28, 2018.
West was unable to finish the November 19, 2016 show in his Saint Pablo Tour. All further shows in the tour were cancelled upon decision of touring company Very Good.
“Mr. West was admitted to UCLA Medical Center on November 21, 2016 for eight days, after which he continued under the care of his attending physician, who confirmed that medical issues precluded him from continuing with the tour,” the court papers read.
West, 40, demanded on November 23, 2016 that the insurers pay Very Good the amounts provided under the policies.
“Very Good alleges that the Defendant Insurers engaged in a bad faith pattern of never-ending investigation in order to put pressure on Very Good to dramatically compromise the amount of its claims,” the filing read. “Eight months after the onset of the medical disability, Defendant Insurers had not made a decision on whether to pay the claim. Defendants deny these allegations.”
West seeks recovery of just under $10 million with an interest at 10 percent per annum and attorney’s fees.
The insurance company argues that they have not been able to obtain all information necessary to make a final decision.
In West’s complaint, he claimed his repeated marijuana use is the reason they refuse to pay the rapper.
In the insurance company’s response, they cite clause 8 of the company’s policy that excludes coverage.
“This Insurance does not cover any loss directly or indirectly arising out of, contributed to by, or resulting from the non-appearance at an Insured Event of any Insured Person due to: the possession or use of illegal drugs by an Insured Person, the effects on an Insured Person of prescription drugs when not taken as medically prescribed, the consumption of alcohol which renders and Insured Person(s) unfit to perform contracted duties,” the counterclaim filed August 29 read. “The Insured’s or any Insured Person’s lack of care, diligence or prudent behavior, the result of which would increase the risk, and/or likelihood of a loss, hereunder.”