11th Circ. Denies Coverage For Apt. Complex Stabbing Cases

Law360, New York (March 19, 2014, 7:52 PM EDT) -- The Eleventh Circuit on Wednesday relieved The Burlington Insurance Co. of defending or indemnifying an apartment complex operator facing lawsuits from an altercation in which a security guard it employed stabbed two people, affirming that all the underlying claims emanated from the same excluded tort.

In a brief opinion, a unanimous panel determined that an exclusion for assault and battery in Normandy General Partners’ commercial general liability policy cut off coverage for lawsuits by two victims of the knife-wielding guard because none of their claims were distinct...
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