Insurer Dodges Cop Coverage Due To Paperwork Error

Law360, New York (February 4, 2014, 7:21 PM EST) -- The Eighth Circuit found Tuesday that Harleysville Worchester Insurance Co. does not have to cover a police officer who was sued by two Arkansas residents following an altercation, saying the portion of the policy that provided law enforcement coverage was an error.

The plaintiffs in the underlying case lived in a community called Diamondhead in Hot Springs, Ark., and Harleysville had issued the Diamondhead Property Owners Association Inc. a commercial insurance policy. The Eighth Circuit said although the parties intended for the policy to exclude coverage...
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