PA Supreme: Does Coverage Apply for Allegations of Unintentional Shooting
An attorney who represented United Policyholders as amicus curiae in this matter provides an analysis of a decision that reaffirms PA's broad duty to defend.
The Pennsylvania Supreme Court has reaffirmed Pennsylvania’s broad duty to defend. Allegations of unintentional injury, even when they arise in conjunction with intentional injury to others, are sufficient to trigger an insurance company’s duty to defend. Although the case takes place in the context of a murder/suicide, the Court found that the insurance company owed a duty to defend allegations of an unintentional shooting, or at least, one that may have been unintentional.
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