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News: Rebecca Hill & Bryson Brown win summary judgment motion in insurance coverage case
Rebecca Hill and Bryson Brown recently won summary judgment in United States District Court on behalf of an insurance company which was relieved of any duty to defend an insured for intentional and/or criminal acts.  The Court agreed that instances of molestation, supplying alcohol to a minor, and workplace harassment were not "accidents" requiring coverage under the offender's insurance policy.

Central to the Court's decision was the definition of an "occurrence" under the policy language.  The Court decided that harm is the natural and probable consequence of those actions.  The decision references the "inferred intent" doctrine used by other courts to show how intent to molest infers intent to harm, regardless of the offender's subjective intentions. 

Read more: Encompass Indem. Co. v. J.H., 2017 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 73085 (D. Utah May 12, 2017)
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