Insurer Had 'Duty To Defend' Lawyer: Appeals Court

Law360, New York (January 14, 2009, 12:00 AM EST) -- The appellate division of New York's Supreme Court has affirmed a judgment against American Guaranty and Liability Insurance Co., finding the insurer had the duty to defend a client accused of fraud and Racketeering Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act violations in a federal lawsuit.

The appeals court unanimously affirmed a ruling from the Supreme Court of the State of New York on Jan. 6, finding that the exclusions outlined in a subject professional liability insurance policy did not apply in the case of Avraham Moskowitz, an...
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