March 24, 2005
Kelley Drye is currently representing singer Britney Spears in a lawsuit against eight international insurance companies to
recover almost $10 million in damages for their refusal to pay for losses sustained when a portion of her Onyx Hotel Tour was
cancelled because of a knee injury. As stated in the Complaint, in 2004, Ms. Spears was preparing for a North America and
European tour and purchased "contingency insurance," which is customary in the industry to cover abandonment, postponement or
cancellation of performances, paying more than $1.3 million in insurance premiums.
Kelley Drye is representing Ms. Spears in her claims, which state that the eight defendant insurance companies refused to
compensate the singer for losses arising from the canceled shows, despite repeated demands to do so.
"This is a straightforward case. We asked them to do the right thing, and they won't do it," stated Firm Chairman, John Callagy,
in various articles reporting on the case. CNN, The New York Times, ABC News, Reuters, and hundreds of other news sources are
covering the story.