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Court finds coverage excluded for shooting by security guard

  • Edwards Wildman Palmer LLP
  • -
  • USA
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  • September 1 2010

A California Appeals Court recently held that a wrongful death action against a security guard who shot a man while on duty was excluded under an "assault and battery" exclusion, even if the security guard acted in self-defense

Third Circuit holds that drunken shooting attempt is not an “accident” for purposes of insurance coverage

  • Edwards Wildman Palmer LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • June 15 2010

The Third Circuit recently held that an insured who, while intoxicated, allegedly attempted to shoot another person was not covered under his homeowner's insurance policies for the resulting liability, as the attempted shooting could not constitute an "accident."

Connecticut Superior Court awards summary judgment in favor of insurer on uninsured motorist claim involving bottle-throwing pedestrian

  • Edwards Wildman Palmer LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • April 15 2010

The Connecticut Superior Court recently awarded summary judgment in favor of an insurer on an uninsured motorist claim involving a pedestrian who threw a bottle at the automobile driven by the plaintiff, injuring the plaintiff in the process

Florida Supreme Court considering question of rental car company vicarious liability

  • Edwards Wildman Palmer LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • March 9 2010

On March 1, 2010, the Florida Supreme Court heard oral argument in Rafael Vargas v. Enterprise Leasing Company, et al., SC08-2269

California Supreme Court: assault committed in self-defense is not an “accident"

  • Edwards Wildman Palmer LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • October 29 2009

The California Supreme Court recently held that an assault and battery allegedly committed in self-defense was not an "accident" and therefore did not meet a CGL policy’s definition of a covered "occurrence."

New District of Columbia laws to impact insurance coverage eligibility for same-sex marriages performed out of state

  • Edwards Wildman Palmer LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • July 27 2009

In Washington, DC, two new laws were enacted this month that will impact insurance coverage eligibility in same-sex marriages performed out-of-state