Judge: No Coverage For County Sheriff Employees Convicted Of Unlawful Conduct

URBANA, Ill. - An Illinois federal judge on June 4 ruled that an insurer has no duty to defend or indemnify two employees of the Edgar County, Ill., sheriff who were convicted of unlawfully engaging in sexual conduct with a person who was in the custody of a penal institution, finding that the actions of the convicted did not "arise out of" the performance of law enforcement activities (U.S. Specialty Ins. Co. v. Kent A. Rhoads, et al., No. 11-CV-2217, C.D. Ill.; 2013 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 78071).

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