Claims Raise Possibility Of Municipal Liability, 5th Circuit Rules In Reversal

Claims Raise Possibility Of Municipal Liability, 5th Circuit Rules In Reversal

NEW ORLEANS - The Fifth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals on Nov. 14 held that underlying claims trigger the potential for municipal liability "independent of any just-compensation liability arising out of" an underlying inverse condemnation lawsuit against an insured, reversing and remanding a lower federal court's finding that the insurer has no duty to defend or indemnify (City of College Station, Texas v. Star Insurance Co., No. 12-20746, 5th Cir.; 2013 U.S. App. LEXIS 23040).

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