Federal Judge: Insurer Has Duty To Defend Church Against Advertising Injury Claims

Federal Judge: Insurer Has Duty To Defend Church Against Advertising Injury Claims

CHARLESTON, S.C. - An insurer has a duty to defend its church insured against underlying advertising injury claims, a South Carolina judge ruled Jan. 6, granting the insured's motion for summary judgment on its breach of contract claim but denying its motion as to its bad faith claim (The Episcopal Church in South Carolina v. Church Insurance Company of Vermont, et al., No.: 2:13-cv-02475-PMD, D. S.C.; 2014 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 923).

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