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Kathleen Hart

Auto Exclusion Precludes Coverage For Accident Involving Pizza Delivery Driver

In State Farm Insurance Company v. Heide Organek, No. 3:16cv000474, 2018 WL 624635 (D. Conn. Jan. 30, 2018), the court held an auto exclusion barred coverage for an accident involving the insured’s pizza delivery driver.  The court’s holding turned on… Continue Reading →

Northern District of Illinois Applies Intellectual Property Exclusion

In Sentinel Ins. Co. v. Beach for Dogs Corp., No. 17 C 1501, 2017 WL 6570079 (N.D. Ill. Dec. 21, 2017), the court held that the insurer owed no coverage to its insured, finding that an Intellectual Property Exclusion (“the… Continue Reading →

New York Court Finds Question of Fact as to Intentional Act Related to Allegations of Sexual Abuse

In Harleysville Worcester Insurance Company v. Sharma, et. al, the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York found that a question of fact existed as to whether a doctor accused of sexual abuse possessed the requisite intent… Continue Reading →

11th Circuit Finds Insurer Has No Duty to Pay Pre-Tender Costs

In EmbroidMe.com, Inc. v. Travelers Property Casualty Company, the 11th U.S. Court of Appeals found that Travelers was not obligated to reimburse pre-tender costs incurred by its insured, EmbroidMe.com. EmroidMe.com was sued for copyright infringement and litigated the case for… Continue Reading →

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