Applying Oklahoma law, the United States District Court for the Western District of Oklahoma has held that no coverage is available for a lawsuit involving an equity holder in an investment agreement because the action did not involve a “Wrongful Act” in an individual’s capacity as “an Insured Person.”  Turner v. XL Specialty Ins. Co., 2020 WL 3547954 (W.D. Okla. June 10, 2020).  The court further held that the insured did not satisfy his burden of proving that his legal costs were “Defense Expenses” even though he was nominally a “defendant” in the suit.

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A Massachusetts intermediate appellate court has held that a D&O insurer was required to defend a suit that at least arguably made allegations against an insured in his capacity as such.  Fodera v. Arbella Prot. Ins. Co., 2018 WL 632125 (Mass. Dist. Ct. Jan. 25, 2018).

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