No Coverage Owed For Intentional Acts Committed By Insured, Federal Judge Says

No Coverage Owed For Intentional Acts Committed By Insured, Federal Judge Says

JACKSON, Miss. - An insurer has no duty to defend its insured against underlying personal injury claims arising out of an altercation because the policy clearly excludes coverage for intentional acts and the insured admitted that he intentionally punched the claimant, a Mississippi federal judge said Jan. 17 (Allstate Property & Casualty Insurance Co. v. Claude Pickett et al., No. 12-157, S.D. Miss.; 2014 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 6189).

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