Thursday, April 28, 2011

Appeals Court holds that multiple intentional rammings of vehicle is one occurrence

In my last post I wrote about Mass. Homeland Ins. Co. v. Walsh, 2011 WL 1344554 (Mass. App. Ct.) (unpublished), in which the Appeals Court held that compulsory auto coverage provides coverage for intentional acts.

Apparently the insured rammed the claimant's vehicle multiple times. The court held that although there were multiple discrete collisions, there was only one occurrence; the claimant's injuries arose from "a single continuous episode of ramming of his vehicle that occurred in a short spatial and temporal span."

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