FILE - SXSW Interactive and Film Festival attendees crowd the Austin Convention Center on March 9, 2013, in Austin, Texas. After the pandemic forced the South by Southwest Film Festival to turn virtual the last two years, the Austin, Texas, festival is plotting a largely in-person event this March, with the premieres of the third season of Donald Glover's After reaching a settlement with the ticket holders, SXSW looked to its insurer Federal Insurance Co., which denied the claim and pointed to a professional services exclusion in its policy which stipulated that in such circumstances, the insurer was not obliged to cover any legal fees. SXSW filed suit against the insurer. (Credit: Jack Plunkett/AP)

The U.S. District Court for the Western District of Texas, Austin, has deemed an insurer not responsible for 2020 event cancellation and ticket refunds.

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