SAFECO Insurance Company of America v. Rees et al
ORDER Determining the Duty to Defend and for Stay of this Civil Action. Safeco Insurance Company of America shall provide a defense to Janice Rees and Brent Justin Gale in Case Number 2009 CV 4124 in the District Court, Mesa County, Colorado. This civil action is stayed under further order of court. Signed by Judge Richard P. Matsch on 7/14/2009. (rpmcd)
IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE DISTRICT OF COLORADO Senior District Judge Richard P. Matsch Civil Action No. 09-cv-00883-RPM SAFECO INSURANCE COMPANY OF AMERICA, Plaintiff, v. JANICE REES, BRENT JUSTIN GALE, and ZACHARY KEEGAN SNYDER, Defendants. ORDER DETERMINING DUTY TO DEFEND AND FOR STAY OF THIS CIVIL ACTION Pursuant to the scheduling conference held today and upon review of the amended complaint, filed in the District Court, Mesa County, Colorado, on June 4, 2009, and the provisions of the insurance policy issued to Janice Rees, submitted by the plaintiff, the Court finds and concludes that the amended complaint has a claim for negligence as to the defendant Brent Gale who is an insured under the policy and that while the claim against Janice Rees for premises liability is questionable, the claims in the underlying suit are claims as to which Safeco Insurance Company of America has a duty to defend, and it also appearing that the insurance company's liability for indemnification is not determinable until resolution of the underlying action, it is now ORDERED that Safeco Insurance Company of America shall provide a defense to Janice Rees and Brent Justin Gale in Case Number 2009 CV 4124 in the District Court, Mesa County, Colorado, and it is
FURTHER ORDERED that this civil action is stayed under further order of court. Dated: July 14th, 2009 BY THE COURT: s/Richard P. Matsch ________________________________ Richard P. Matsch, Senior District Judge
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