Homeowners Insurance

No Duty Owed By Insurer Under Homeowners’ Policy For Assault

February 4th, 2019

In a memorandum opinion from the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, Judge Bartle held that an insurance company has no duty to defend or indemnify an individual convicted of assault in the victim’s subsequent lawsuit for personal injuries. 

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Whether Harm Caused By An Insured Was An “Accident” For Purposes Of Coverage Under A Homeowner’s Insurance Policy Must Be Viewed From The Insured’s Perspective

December 14th, 2018

In State Farm v. Motta, E.D. PA, (December 11, 2018), the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania held that the issue of whether harm caused by the insured was an “accident” for purposes of coverage under a homeowner’s insurance policy must be viewed from the insured’s perspective.

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