Federal Judge: Insurer Has No Duty To Defend, Indemnify Association, Board Members

HATTIESBURG, Miss. - An insurer has no duty to defend or indemnify its property owners association insured and members of the insured's board of directors against underlying claims that the members used their positions for self-dealing and to facilitate a takeover by a gaming corporation that sought to build a casino in or near a neighborhood that sustained damage from Hurricane Katrina, a Mississippi federal judge ruled April 23 (State Farm Fire and Casualty Co. v. Tom Anderson, et al., No. 1:11-CV-304-KS-JMR. S. D. Miss., Southern Div.; 2013 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 57837).

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