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Policyholder’s constructive fraud claim dismissed (access required)

Where the policyholder failed to establish Travelers owed it a duty independent of any alleged contractual duty, and simply pointed to the general duty under Virginia law to not commit actual, willful fraud, its constructive fraud claim was dismissed. Background ...

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Doctor’s threatening acts do not trigger insurer’s duty to defend (access required)

Where the underlying suit alleged a doctor committed a series of intentional acts against his former coworkers, including brandishing a weapon, the doctor’s homeowners’ insurer had no duty to defend or indemnify him because the injuries were not the result ...

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Coverage dispute remains in federal court (access required)

Where the Virginia plaintiff sued the Illinois insurer for failure to pay insurance benefits, and sought over $142,000 in damages, the suit was properly removed to federal court under diversity jurisdiction and would remain there despite the plaintiff’s post-removal reduction ...

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