Insurer Had No Duty To Defend Insurance Agent For Negligence, Judge Says

Insurer Had No Duty To Defend Insurance Agent For Negligence, Judge Says

BROWNSVILLE, Texas - A professional liability insurer has no duty to defend an insurance agent who was an employee to a named insured listed under the policy because the underlying complaint did not allege facts that the agent acted negligently in the course of his employment, a Texas federal judge held Oct. 23 (Brent A. Carter v. Westport Insurance Corp., No. 09-99, S.D. Texas; 2013 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 152388).

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