Michigan Panel Reverses Coverage Ruling Based On Minor’s Deposition Testimony

(January 14, 2016, 3:59 PM EST) -- DETROIT — A Michigan appeals court on Jan. 12 found that a minor’s deposition testimony establishes that he “reasonably should have expected” to injure another minor when he committed sexual misconduct against her, reversing a lower court’s ruling that coverage was owed for the underlying lawsuit (Home-Owners Insurance Co., et al. v Kristen Smith, et al., No. 322694, Mich. App.; 2016 Mich. App. LEXIS 56).

(Per curiam opinion available. Document #13-160121-008Z.)

Sexual Misconduct

On March 7, 2013, minor Allen Dueweke was criminally charged and pleaded guilty...
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