Insurer Tells 3rd Circ. 'Kids For Cash' Facilities Not Covered

Law360, New York (December 17, 2012, 6:04 PM EST) -- Markel International Insurance Co. urged the Third Circuit on Friday to uphold a lower court ruling saying it is not obligated to cover the operators of private juvenile-detention facilities in underlying suits alleging they paid two Pennsylvania judges kickbacks to steer juvenile offenders to their facilities.

The insurer asserts that the Pennsylvania federal court in March 2012 correctly ruled that Markel has no obligation to defend or indemnify Robert Powell, Western PA Childcare LLC, Gregory Zappala, PA Childcare LLC and Mid-Atlantic Youth Services Corp. in six...
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