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Billings v. Commerce Insurance Company

Docket #SJC-10656
Date September 13, 2010
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JusticesIreland, Spina, Cowin, Cordy, Botsford, Gants, JJ.
SummaryInsurance, Insurer's obligation to defend, Construction of policy, Coverage. Contract, Insurance. Malicious prosecution. Libel and slander. Emotional distress. Words, "occurrence", "personal injury".
Appealed FromBarnstable Superior Court, Justice Regina L. Quinlan
BriefsSee selection available in PDF format at Supreme Judicial Court website
Counsel for Appellant
Billings:  Thomas C. Kenny
Counsel for Appellee
Commerce Insurance Company:  John F. Hurley, Jr.
Amici CuriaeAmerican Insurance Association

OpinionClick to link to the slip opinion of the Supreme Judicial Court, in PDF format (requires Adobe Acrobat)

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