Innocent Insured Bound by Actions of Crooked Partner - KOTA Territory News

Innocent Insured Bound by Actions of Crooked Partner

Gary Jensen
Beardsley, Jensen and Von Wald

If your partner criminally caused damage to property you own with him – like by way of arson – then you cannot recover from your insurance company your share of the loss when the insurance policy voids coverage based upon fraud of misrepresentation by "any insured."

The criminal conduct of your partner bars your recovery.

This unanimous decision is Fedderson v. Columbia Ins. Group, 2012 S.D. 90.0


E-mail Gary is intended as general information on legal issues affecting us all.  This information should not be relied upon in any particular case and should never be used in lieu of consulting with an attorney.

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