Insurer Had Duty To Defend In Its Own Lawsuit Against Former Agent, Judge Finds

Insurer Had Duty To Defend In Its Own Lawsuit Against Former Agent, Judge Finds

DENVER - Concluding that an insurance company's claim against its former agent under the Colorado Consumer Protection Act (CCPA) qualified as advertising injury, a Colorado federal judge on Oct. 4 ruled that the insurer owed the agent a duty to defend under a business owners policy (BOP) that he had purchased while still an employee (Barry G. Gustafson v. American Family Mutual Insurance Co.,  No. 1:11-cv-01303, D. Colo.; 2012 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 144494).

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