Insurers Can't Deny Coverage To Abuse Victims: Pa. Court

Law360, Philadelphia (May 2, 2013, 4:00 PM EDT) -- In a case of first impression, the Pennsylvania Superior Court ruled Wednesday that a recently enacted provision of the state’s Unfair Insurance Practices Act meant insurers could not deny coverage to victims of domestic abuse under a policy’s intentional acts exclusion.

The decision upends an Allegheny County judge’s finding that that Nationwide Insurance Co. was justified in using the intentional acts exclusion to deny a husband’s insurance claim after his wife set fire to their home in 2009 as part of a botched murder-suicide attempt....
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