Insurer Says Sexual Encounter Between Client And Client Voids Company Policy


Law360 (July 8, 2021, 8:11 p.m. EDT) – Berkley Assurance Co. is suing a Colorado civil litigation lawyer and his firm to opt out of a professional liability insurance policy, claiming they did not disclose any sexual relationship between the lawyer and one of his clients in the firm’s insurance proposal.

The insurer told federal court on Wednesday that Ian T. Hicks’ law firms made a false statement by failing to disclose a sexual relationship his main and only lawyer, Ian T. Hicks, had with a client interested in suing her ex-boyfriend for fraud. In his complaint, Berkley said he would not have issued the …

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