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Insurer Escapes Defending Okla. Co. In Ruined Mural Suit

Law360 (July 12, 2018, 8:14 PM EDT) -- A commercial property owner’s decision to paint over an artist’s mural on its building is not an accidental occurrence under its liability policy with United Specialty Insurance Co., so the company is not entitled to coverage for a suit filed by the piqued painter, an Oklahoma federal judge ruled Thursday.

U.S. District Judge Scott L. Palk made short work of policyholder Homeco LLC’s argument that United should have to fund its defense against the muralist’s suit, which alleges that Homeco violated a federal law protecting artists’...
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Case Information

Case Title

United Specialty Insurance Company v. Homeco LLC et al

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Oklahoma Western

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Scott L. Palk

Date Filed

August 1, 2017

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