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UH declined chance to buy show insurance

July 14, 2012
The Associated Press

HONOLULU (AP) - The University of Hawaii turned down insurance when $200,000 was paid for a Stevie Wonder concert that officials later learned was not authorized by the artist or his representatives.

UH athletic director Jim Donovan and Stan Sherriff Center manager Rich Sherriff have been placed on paid leave for the bungled benefit concert. Officials are trying to recoup the money paid to a promoter.

Hawaii News Now reported Thursday that according to a proposed coverage document, UH turned down a cancellation and nonappearance policy.

The coverage proposed by Dodson Insurance Brokerage of Dallas would have provided up to $1 million of coverage for losses.

The university has said the issue is among the questions that will be investigated.

The FBI has said that its Honolulu office received a case referral from the university.



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