Travelers Flips $5M Award In Evidence Tampering Case
Law360 (September 11, 2018, 3:55 PM EDT) -- Reversing a Nebraska federal court, the Eighth Circuit ruled Tuesday that a unit of The Travelers Cos. doesn't need to pay $5 million toward a default judgment against a Douglas County Sheriff's Office investigator who tampered with evidence in a murder case, finding the insurer's policy excludes indemnification for criminal acts.
The three-judge panel found the trial court erred in granting cousins Matthew Livers and Nicholas Sampson summary judgment against St. Paul Fire and Marine Insurance Co., also known as The St. Paul Travelers Cos. Inc., when they argued the policy's exemption for malicious prosecution applied to David Kofoed's evidence tampering....
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