Pa. Justices Impatient With Insurer In Murder-Suicide Case

Law360, Pittsburgh (April 11, 2019, 8:26 PM EDT) -- Pennsylvania's Supreme Court justices expressed skepticism and some impatience with an attorney for Erie Insurance Exchange Thursday as he repeatedly argued that a policy holder acted intentionally and not negligently — and Erie therefore didn't have to defend him from a lawsuit — when he fought and shot a man who walked in on a 2013 murder-suicide.

Members of the state's highest court appeared unconvinced as Allen Molotsky, representing Erie, pointed again and again to the court's 2007 decision in Donegal Mutual Insurance Co. v. Baumhammers to argue that when Harold McCutcheon murdered his ex-wife then grabbed Richard Carly at the front door, he was...

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