Insurer Not Required to Defend Association Against Member’s Lawsuit

Facts: An association obtained insurance liability coverage under two different policies. First, it obtained a commercial general liability policy that provided coverage for property damage. Second, it obtained a directors and officers (D&O) liability policy covering “loss incurred by the association as the result of any claim made against the association for a wrongful act.” The policy defined “wrongful act” as any error, misstatement, misleading statement, act, omission, neglect, or breach of duty committed or attempted by the insured organization.


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