Slander Claims In Sexual Assault Case Do Not Warrant Coverage, Panel Affirms

Mealey's (July 31, 2015, 4:48 PM EDT) -- SAN JOSE, Calif. — A California appeals panel on July 22 affirmed a lower court’s finding that there is no coverage under a homeowners insurance policy for underlying slander claims arising from the alleged sexual assault of a minor (Ryan Kanzaki, et al v. Fire Insurance Exchange, No. H038540, Calif. App., 6th Dist.; 2015 Cal. App. Unpub. LEXIS 5137).

(Opinion available. Document #13-150806-016Z.)

Sexual Assault, Slander

On March 3, 2008, a person identifying herself as Jane Doe sued Ryan Kanzaki and 11 others for negligence, false...
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