Insurer Has Duty To Defend Against Negligent Supervision Claim, Judge Says

Insurer Has Duty To Defend Against Negligent Supervision Claim, Judge Says

MONTGOMERY, Ala. - An insurer has no duty to defend four underlying claims alleged against an insured wife because a policy's sexual molestation exclusion is not subject to the policy's severability clause; however, the insurer has a duty to defend the wife against the underlying claim of negligent and wanton supervision, an Alabama federal judge said Aug. 20 (Safeco Insurance Company of America v. Jennifer Golden, No. 12-537, M.D. Ala.; 2013 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 117663).

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