Defining 'Inferred Intent' In Ohio

Law360, New York (March 10, 2011, 2:26 PM EST) -- On Dec. 30, 2010, the Ohio Supreme Court issued a significant decision that clarified the ever-changing law on coverage for intentional acts. In a key part of the ruling, the court emphasized the importance of the doctrine of inferred intent, defining when it should apply to preclude coverage.

Commenting on prior key cases, the court explained that the doctrine is not limited to cases of sexual molestation or homicide. Rather, it can be applied whenever the insured's intentional act and the harm caused by that act...
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