Insurer Must Defend Shooter's Estate, Pa. Justices Told

Law360 (November 9, 2018, 7:32 PM EST) -- A man who was injured in a scuffle as he walked in on a murder-suicide is urging Pennsylvania's highest court to uphold a decision finding that Erie Insurance Exchange was responsible for the cost of defending the gunman's estate in a lawsuit over the incident.

Richard Carly, who said he was inadvertently shot as he struggled with Harold McCutcheon after McCutcheon murdered his ex-wife, argued in a brief on Thursday that Erie had based its bid to avoid coverage on a “self-serving” interpretation of the shooting as an intentional act despite the clear allegations in his complaint that the gun had...

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