Insurance Coverage: Court denies insurer’s motion for summary judgment pursuant to animal injury exclusion in CGL policy
The defendant, Mancini Realty, LLC, sought coverage under its policy with the plaintiff, Diamond State…
The plaintiff was hired to clean the defendant’s home. When she was cleaning, she was attacked and bitten by a dog, resulting in various injuries. She brought suit against the owner under a theory of strict liability. The court entered judgment for the plaintiff.
The defendant failed to appear for trial, and the court proceeded to hear the case as a hearing in damages. The trial court found that the attack resulted in plaintiff’s facial scarring and fear of dogs. As a result the plaintiff was awarded $159,356.99, plus costs.
Stal v. Kielbasa, Superior Court, judicial district of New Britain, Docket No. CV-18-6043034 (January 22, 2020)