Insurer Has No Duty To Pay Part of Damages Award, Ohio Panel Rules In Reversal

Insurer Has No Duty To Pay Part of Damages Award, Ohio Panel Rules In Reversal

COLUMBUS, Ohio - An insurer has no duty to indemnify its insured for a portion of a $549,100 compensatory damage award for which the insured was found to be directly liable, an Ohio appeals panel ruled Dec. 24, reversing a lower court's judgment in part in a coverage dispute arising from the alleged physical abuse of a minor (World Harvest Church v. Grange Mutual Casualty Co., No. 13AP-290, Ohio App., 10th Dist., Franklin Co.; 2013 Ohio App. LEXIS 5994).

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