Shooting Of Teens Was 1 Occurrence, Alaska High Court Says

Law360, New York (August 20, 2013, 2:07 PM EDT) -- The Alaska Supreme Court on Friday slashed the amount of insurance available for negligence lawsuits brought by the parents of two teenagers who were accidentally shot by their friend, finding that there was only one occurrence involved.

United Services Automobile Association persuaded the court to overturn a ruling that it was liable for $900,000 in coverage. A lower court had ruled that USAA's policy provided $300,000 for each of the three insureds: Kevin Michaud, the then-15-year-old shooter, and his parents.

The high court found that there...
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