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CRUG Wins Summary Judgement for Insurance Client

Eric Grinnell and David Lester of CRUG’s Cleveland office recently won summary judgment in a coverage case arising out of an auto accident.  The driver was previously convicted of aggravated assault as a result of the accident.  Despite the fact that the driver argued his actions were unintentional, the trial court granted summary judgment to the insurer on the basis that the prior criminal conviction established intent to harm as a matter of law.  Therefore, coverage was barred by the driver’s policy.