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Insurer Needn't Cover Bar For Patron's Truck Attack

Law360 (May 20, 2019, 7:38 PM EDT) -- A split Ohio appeals court has affirmed that Century Surety Co. doesn't have to cover a bar sued after a domestic dispute between married patrons ended with the husband slamming his truck into the building and injuring two people, holding that an exclusion for assault and battery claims precludes coverage.

In a 2-1 opinion issued Friday, a panel of the state's Second District Court of Appeals agreed with a lower court that Century Surety Co. has no duty to defend or indemnify the owner of Englewood, Ohio-based Courtyard Lounge in an underlying suit filed by Tatyana Belenky, who was injured in...

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