Insurer Says It Owes No Duty To Pilots In Fatal Crash

Law360, New York (February 23, 2009, 12:00 AM EST) -- United States Aviation Underwriters Inc. has asked a federal court to declare that it does not owe a duty to defend or indemnify the estates of a pilot and co-pilot against claims for willful, wanton or reckless conduct in an underlying suit over a fatal plane crash.

USAU, which manages the United States Aircraft Insurance Group, filed the declaratory judgment suit Friday in the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of North Carolina, where the underlying suit has been pending since April 2006.

The underlying...
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