Achievements & Results

Fred Valz and Melissa Bailey Win Summary Judgment in Declaratory Judgment Action

Fred Valz and Melissa Bailey recently won summary judgment in a declaratory judgment action involving homeowner’s and CGL policies in the Northern District of Georgia.  The underlying case involved allegations of sexual assault by a fellow patient at a dentist’s office.  We argued on behalf of the insurer client that an abuse and molestation exclusion operated to bar coverage for the dentist and his practice.  The court agreed, finding that the carrier owed no duties of defense, coverage, or indemnification in the tort litigation.