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5th Circuit: Insurer Has No Duty To Defend, Indemnify Civil Rights Claim

Mealey's (September 3, 2015, 11:36 AM EDT) -- NEW ORLEANS — The Fifth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals found Sept. 2 that a civil rights claim under 42 U.S. Code Section 1983 against a private prison operator insured is barred from coverage under a $1 million commercial general liability policy and a $2 million commercial umbrella liability (CUL) policy, reversing a lower federal court in part (LCS Corrections Services, Inc. v. Lexington Insurance Co., No. 14-40494 c/w No. 14-40587, 5th Cir.; 2015 U.S. App. LEXIS 15643).

(Opinion available. Document #13-150924-001Z.)

LCS Corrections Services Inc....
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