AIG Can't Escape Defending Cosby In Defamation Suits

Law360, Los Angeles (November 13, 2015, 10:57 PM EST) -- A California federal judge on Friday refused to let AIG Property Casualty Co. escape its contractual duty to defend actor Bill Cosby in defamation suits related to his alleged sexual misconduct, holding that case law supports Cosby's narrower interpretation of two homeowner insurance policies.

U.S. District Court Judge Beverly Reid O’Connell on Friday tossed AIG’s claims that it has no obligation to defend or indemnify Cosby and should be reimbursed for fees and costs for the actor’s defense in a defamation suit brought by model Janice Dickinson in Los Angeles County Superior Court. Judge O’Connell held that the phrasing of an...

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