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Ohio Supreme Court Recognizes "Plain Wording" of Subject Matter Exclusion in CGL Policy

May 2016
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May 2016 Client Alert

On May 12, a unanimous Ohio Supreme Court held that the “plain wording” of an ISO Abuse or Molestation Exclusion eliminated coverages for a church preschool’s direct and vicarious liability for injuries arising out of the abuse of a toddler in the preschool’s care. The decision, obtained by the Tucker Ellis Appellate & Legal Issues Group, reversed a $1 million judgment against the insurer and established an important precedent for the enforceability of subject matter exclusions.

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This Client Alert has been prepared by Tucker Ellis LLP for the use of our clients. Although prepared by professionals, it should not be used as a substitute for legal counseling in specific situations. Readers should not act upon the information contained herein without professional guidance.

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