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Insurance: Civil Rights Lawsuit-County Insurance Policy-Duty to Defend and Indemnify

Plaintiff appealed from the grant of judgment on the pleadings to defendant county, finding plaintiff had a duty to defend the county against a civil rights lawsuit filed against the county by Russell Faria, who had been wrongly arrested and convicted for murder. Where the underlying civil rights suit alleged that county officials acted recklessly and ...