Insurer Not Liable For Miami's Defense In Shooting Suits

Law360, New York (September 22, 2010, 5:37 PM EDT) -- A federal judge has found that State National Insurance Co. does not have the duty to defend the city of Miami with respect to lawsuits arising from fatal shootings at a 2007 party and would not be bound by any settlement agreement entered into by the city.

Judge Patricia Seitz ruled in favor of the insurer on three of its four claims for declaratory judgment in a decision handed down Tuesday in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida. However, the judge stayed...
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