An insurer has no duty to indemnify the owner of a strip club for a bouncer's assault on a patron because the policy's assault-and-battery exclusion was triggered by the bouncer's conviction on a criminal assault charge, the 3rd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals has ruled. The decision was authored by 3rd Circuit Chief Judge Anthony J. Scirica and joined by Judge Marjorie O. Rendell and former U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O'Connor, sitting on the 3rd Circuit by invitation.
Bouncer's Conviction Leaves Strip Club Exposed
The Legal Intelligencer
January 12, 2009