Uhrich vs. State Farm Fire & Casualty Co.
Year 2002
Court California Supreme Court
Case Number S117639
  • Coverage
  • California

Letter Brief. A personal liability insurer cannot promise to defend and pay claims for enumerated intentional torts such as false arrest, false imprisonment, defamation, or invasion of privacy and then deny coverage because the inherently intentional quality of the insured’s act violates the policy requirement that the personal injury offense result from an “accident.”