No Duty to Defend Battery Claim

Essex Ins. Co. v. Bayless (E.D. Okla., September 10, 2013)

A policyholder was sued for acts of battery committed by one of its employees in the underlying action. The insurer brought an action seeking a declaration that it owed no duty to defend. The court held that because the claims originated from a single alleged intentional act of battery there was no coverage under the policy.