Porn Studio Tells 9th Circ. Insurer Must Cover HIV Litigation

Law360 (July 15, 2020, 10:54 PM EDT) -- A pornography studio and its British owner urged the Ninth Circuit on Wednesday to find that Atain Specialty Insurance Co. has a duty to defend or indemnify them against performers' lawsuits alleging they contracted HIV on the job, arguing that coverage is not barred by a sexual acts policy exclusion.

During a videoconference hearing, James C. Nielsen of Nielsen Katibah LLP argued on behalf of Armory Studios LLC and its owner, pornography industry entrepreneur Peter Acworth, that the insurance policy's exclusion provision doesn't apply to tenants who rented out the commercial space to film porn.

Nielsen compared the tenant's relationship to...

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