State Farm Needn't Pay For Paintball Injury, Del. Court Says

Law360, New York (June 7, 2016, 6:43 PM EDT) -- State Farm will not have to pay for a major paintball injury a homeowners' insurance policyholder's son caused, a Delaware Superior Court judge ruled on Tuesday.

Judge E. Scott Bradley was ruling in State Farm's case against homeowner Jennifer Wilkerson, whose son, Chad Wilkerson, injured another boy, Ethan Joseph. Wilkerson shot a paintball gun at a group of children that included Joseph, and the projectile hit Joseph in the eye, causing what the judge called serious injuries.

State Farm asked a court to find it was not financially responsible. In a ruling on motions for summary judgment by State Farm and...

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