Judge Finds No Duty To Defend, Indemnify In Sexual Abuse Case

SEATTLE - Because the claimant in an underlying sexual and physical abuse case was a family member and, therefore, an insured under her parents' homeowners policy, a Washington federal judge on Nov. 1 found that the insurer did not owe any duty to defend or indemnify the parents in their daughter's claims against them (Sitlalit Ramirez-Yanez v. Allstate Insurance Co.,  No. 2:12-cv-00732, W.D. Wash.; 2012 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 157138).

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