Friday, January 10, 2014

SOUTH CAROLINA: Federal court ruling gives TECSC insurance coverage to defend against state lawsuit
January 9, 2014

A federal judge ruled in favor of The Episcopal Church in South Carolina on Monday, ordering that an insurance company must provide a legal defense for the local Episcopal Church diocese in the lawsuit brought against it by a breakaway group.

U.S. District Judge Patrick Michael Duffy ruled that TECSC's commercial liability coverage in the policy issued to it by Church Insurance Co. of Vermont provides the local Episcopal diocese with coverage for "advertising injuries."

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