Insurer's Dish Network Suit Stayed For Sex Assault Case

Law360, New York (October 23, 2009, 12:05 AM EDT) -- A federal judge has stayed Auto-Owners Insurance Co.’s suit asserting it has no duty to indemnify or defend EchoStar Satellite LLC, Dish Network Service LLC and others in a state suit stemming from a Dish-affiliated technician's sexual advances on a customer's child while on the job.

Judge Henry E. Hudson of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia on Monday determined that overlapping issues could create unnecessary entanglement between the state and federal courts, and granted EchoStar and satellite services provider unit Dish’s...
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