October 19, 2016

Supreme Court agrees to answer Ninth Circuit’s insurance question

The Supreme Court today agreed to answer the Ninth Circuit’s question in Liberty Surplus Insurance Corporation v. Ledesma and Meyer Construction Company, Inc.

The Ninth Circuit’s question is “[w]hether there is an ‘occurrence’ under an employer’s commercial general liability policy when an injured third party brings claims against the employer for the negligent hiring, retention, and supervision of the employee who intentionally injured the third party.”  The case arises from claims of sexual abuse of a middle school student.

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