Frederking v Cincinnati Ins. Co, 2019/07/02, 18-50536 – US 5th Circuit

Oct 2, 2019 | In the News

Frederking v Cincinnati Ins. Co, 18-50536

Reverse and remand. Defendant advanced the theory that its insurance policy did not cover injuries caused by drunk driving collisions, because they are not “accidents”. The trial court granted summary judgment to Defendant, insurance company, stating that the intentional decision to drive while intoxicated meant the collision was not an accident. The appeals court held that there was nothing in Texas law that would construe the term “accident” in the manner put forth by the Defendant.

Appellate Information

  • Decided
  • Published 2019/07/02

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  • United States Fifth Circuit

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