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Kraft Group, Foxborough At Odds Over Insurance Policy For Gillette Stadium Events

Upcoming events at Gillette Stadium "could be in jeopardy if lawyers for The Kraft Group and Foxborough officials fail to strike a deal by July 5 over who should pay liability insurance at the popular venue," according to Michele Morgan Bolton of the BOSTON GLOBE. The groups have agreed to "meet one more time to figure out a solution." The controversy "springs from a lawsuit filed against the town last year by ticketholders who said they were wrongly detained by police on alcohol issues at a Bruce Springsteen concert and the New England Country Music Festival." The town's insurance policy shows that Foxborough "used to pay a $7,500 deductible for every injured party in a potential claim ... but the amount has now been raised to $50,000 a person." Board of Selectmen Chair Mark Sullivan and other officials said that the town "cannot be put in such a vulnerable financial and legal position." A pact is "needed for upcoming shows." Town officials issued "conditional licenses for the events in January but warned the Krafts they had just 30 days to comply with a request for insurance indemnification for the events for the permits to become official." But that time period "came and went, and the time frame was repeatedly extended until the most recent deadline was set" (BOSTON GLOBE, 6/28).
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