Drone Injury At Wedding Not Covered, Judge Rules

Law360 (December 11, 2018, 3:44 PM EST) -- A California federal judge has ruled that Philadelphia Indemnity Insurance Co. doesn’t have to defend or indemnify a photography company in a lawsuit alleging that its drone blinded a wedding guest in one eye, finding that drone-related injuries fall under policy exclusions for claims stemming from the use of aircraft.

In a decision made public Monday, U.S. District Judge Percy Anderson granted Philadelphia Indemnity’s motion for summary judgment, finding that policyholder Hollycal Production Inc. is not entitled to coverage for the underlying action filed by injured wedding guest Darshan Kamboj. The judge also held that the insurer is entitled to reimbursement...

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