SC Court Upholds Defense Coverage For Church IP Row

Law360, New York (January 8, 2014, 5:57 PM EST) -- A South Carolina federal judge held Monday that an insurer must defend an Episcopal church in an intellectual property fight, which stemmed from a church split that resulted in part from a theological debate over homosexuality, though he refused to hold that the insurer acted in bad faith.

According to the ruling, Church Insurance Co. of Vermont had a duty to defend the Episcopal Church in South Carolina against a lawsuit brought by the Protestant Episcopal Church in the Diocese of South Carolina and other churches...
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Case Information

Case Title

Episcopal Church in South Carolina, The v. Church Insurance Company of Vermont et al

Case Number



South Carolina

Nature of Suit



Patrick Michael Duffy

Date Filed

September 11, 2013

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