George W. Huguely V, the ex-University of Virginia lacrosse player convicted of murdering his girlfriend in May 2010, was sued by American International Group Inc. (AIG:US) over his refusal to cooperate with the insurer’s investigators.
Huguely, who is serving a 23-year prison sentence, declined to be interviewed by investigators for AIG’s Chartis Property Casualty unit seeking to determine whether the company is obligated to defend him in a wrongful-death suit brought by the victim’s family, the company said in a complaint filed yesterday in U.S. District Court in Greenbelt, Maryland.
Huguely asked for coverage of his defense under homeowners and personal-liability policies held by his family “but is actively depriving Chartis of an opportunity to investigate his claim for coverage,” Chartis lawyers for wrote.
Chartis asked for a judgment freeing it from defending Huguely or paying any damages that may result from the suit filed by the family of the slain Yeardley Love.
The insurance case is Chartis Property Casualty Co. v. Huguely, 13-cv-01479, U.S. District Court, District of Maryland (Greenbelt).
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