Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals Determines That TV Satellite Provider Lawsuit Against Insured That Did Not Pay Proper Subscription Rate Was Not Covered as a Defamation Claim

Restaurant in Indiana

Martinsville Corral, Inc. v. Society Insurance, 2018 WL 6566671 (7th Cir.) An Indiana restaurant subscribed for satellite TV service under a residential subscription rate. The satellite provider sued the restaurant by contending that the restaurant’s display of the satellite TV services in a commercial establishment, but at a residential rate, violated various federal statutes. The […]

Indiana Court of Appeals Holds That Insured’s Two Wrongs Were One “Occurrence”

Targets at a firing Range Insurance

Auto-Owners Ins. Co. v. Long, 2018 WL 5575178 (Ind. Ct. App. 2018) Commercial general liability (“CGL”) policies provide coverage for property damage and bodily injury caused by an “occurrence” (an accident), and the available limit of coverage is usually tied to the number of “occurrences.” Because the number of “occurrences” can affect, among other things, […]

Indiana Court of Appeals Determines That Named Insured Cannot Recover Uninsured Motorist Coverage While Riding as a Passenger in His Own Vehicle

Highway with Trucks in Indiana

PROGRESSIVE SOUTHEASTERN INS. CO. v. SMITH 2018 WL 4905966 (Ind. Ct. App. 2018) Smith possessed an insurance policy with Progressive for his pick-up truck. Smith and a friend, Clayton, attended an event together. Upon leaving, Smith gave Clayton permission to drive Smith’s pick-up truck. Clayton lost control of the truck resulting in serious personal injuries […]