Carolina Casualty Asks To Dodge Defending Worker Theft Suit

Law360, New York (October 12, 2012, 4:01 PM EDT) -- Carolina Casualty Insurance Co. asked a Florida federal judge on Thursday to declare it has no duty to defend policyholder Admiral Security Services in an underlying lawsuit over a rogue security officer's theft of laptops containing personal information protected by the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act.

Lodging a complaint for declaratory judgment, Carolina Casualty says its employment practices liability coverage does not apply in this instance because the claim must derive from an employment relationship. Because Admiral is only a vendor of AvMed Inc., the...
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