Court Split Over Contra Proferentem Doctrine Widens

Law360, New York (January 6, 2014, 4:38 PM EST) -- Contra proferentem is a rule of insurance contract interpretation under which ambiguities in an insurance contract are construed against the drafter. Because insurers typically draft insurance contracts, this rule of contract interpretation usually works in favor of the insured. But what if the dispute over insurance contract language is between two insurers rather than between the insurer and its insured? In Economy Premier Assurance Co. v. Western National Insurance Co., No. A13-0621, 2013 Minn. App. (Minn. Ct. App. Nov. 25, 2013), the Minnesota Court of Appeals...
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