Judge: Insurer Had No Duty To Defend City Official Per 'Wrongful Acts' Exclusion

Judge: Insurer Had No Duty To Defend City Official Per 'Wrongful Acts' Exclusion

LOS ANGELES - A "wrongful acts" exclusion in a city's insurance policy eliminated any duty to defend an appointed city official against allegations of waste and misappropriation of funds and related claims, a California federal judge ruled Aug. 30, granting the insurer's motion to dismiss a bad faith and declaratory action against it (Robert A. Rizzo v. The Insurance Company of the State of Pennsylvania, et al., No. 2:12-cv-04347, C.D. Calif.; 2013 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 126255).

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