10th Circ. Reverses Insurer's Win In Haunted House Fall Suit

Law360, New York (May 8, 2012, 5:36 PM EDT) -- The Tenth Circuit on Tuesday overturned a decision that Markel American Insurance Co. owed no coverage for a settlement over a haunted house employee's fall, saying that the policy was unclear and should be interpreted the way the insured would expect.

Markel had argued that it had no duty to share coverage with Western World Insurance Co. Inc. because of an escape clause in its policy, but the court found that there were competing possible explanations for the clause so the expectations of the insured, Brewer...
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