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Insurance Law Update: “Insurer Duty to Defend Against Sexual Misconduct Allegations Broadly Construed by SDNY”

In the June Insurance Law Update, Jenner & Block Associate Maria C. Liu examines the recent opinion in Brotherhood Mutual Insurance Company v. Kurt Ludwigsen.  In that case, the US District Court for the Southern District of New York considered whether a higher education institution’s insurance policy provides coverage for a former employee’s defense against allegations that the former employee engaged in sexual misconduct while employed by the policyholder.  The court denied summary judgment, in part, finding that the insurer may owe a duty to defend to the former employee.