Judge: Insurer Has No Duty To Defend Under Personal, Advertising Injury Coverage

Mealey's (September 29, 2016, 12:09 PM EDT) -- LAS VEGAS — A Nevada federal judge on Sept. 27 held that an underlying cross-complaint against an insured does not give rise to a potential claim for slander, libel or disparagement and, therefore, fails to trigger an insurer’s duty to defend under an insurance policy’s “personal and advertising injury” provision (Nautilus Insurance Co. v. Access Medical, LLC, et al., No. 15-00321, D. Nev.; 2016 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 132300).

(Order available. Document #13-161006-052R.)

Nautilus Insurance Co. filed suit in the U.S. District Court for the District of...
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