Fla. Court Nixes Verizon's Coverage For Violent-Contractor Suit

Law360, New York (October 7, 2013, 9:08 PM EDT) -- A Florida appeals court on Friday overturned a win for Verizon Communications Inc. and others in a coverage battle over a wrongful death suit brought by the estate of a woman who was shot to death by a Verizon subcontractor's employee.

The appeals court reversed a ruling that found Essex Insurance Co. Inc. had to defend Verizon, its contractor MasTec Inc. and subcontractor and Essex policyholder Integrated Drainage Solutions Inc. in an underlying suit brought by the estate of Diane Yeager-Lombard. The opinion rejected a lower...
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