Fla. Police Lose Insurance Spat Over Trade Protests

Law360, New York (January 25, 2010, 1:01 PM EST) -- National State Insurance Co. could escape hefty insurance payouts to the Broward County Sheriff's Office after a federal appeals court sided with the insurer in a dispute over who is responsible for lawsuits filed against the police in connection with a free trade protest.

The three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit issued its ruling Thursday, affirming the lower court's decision. The police have paid more than $1 million as of February 2009 to settle the underlying suits, brought after a...
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