Exclusion Bars Employers Liability Coverage For Workplace Injury, Federal Judge Rules

Mealey's (June 1, 2016, 11:13 AM EDT) -- MIAMI — A Florida federal judge held May 28 that because an exclusion bars coverage for an injury sustained by an insured’s employee, an insurer has no duty to defend or indemnify the insured against an underlying lawsuit arising from the workplace accident (Everest Reinsurance Co. v. American Guard Services, Inc., et al., No. 15-22404, S.D. Fla.; 2016 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 70212).

(Order available. Document #13-160602-026R.)

Everest Reinsurance Co. issued American Guard Services Inc. (AGS) an insurance policy that included workers’ compensation insurance (Part One) and...
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