National Union Fire Insurance Co of Pittsburgh PA v Seattle School District No. 1
MINUTE ORDER denying Plaintiff's 18 Motion for Judgment on the Pleadings. Authorized by Judge Thomas S. Zilly. (SWT)
UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
WESTERN DISTRICT OF WASHINGTON
NATIONAL UNION FIRE
INSURANCE COMPANY OF
SEATTLE SCHOOL DISTRICT NO. 1,
The following Minute Order is made by direction of the Court, the Honorable
11 Thomas S. Zilly, United States District Judge:
Plaintiff’s motion for judgment on the pleadings, docket no. 18, is DENIED.
For the purposes of a motion for judgment on the pleadings, “all allegations of fact of the
opposing party are accepted as true” and “[t]he allegations of the moving party which have
been denied are taken as false.” Austad v. United States, 386 F.2d 147, 149 (9th Cir. 1989).
Only if it appears that, on the facts so admitted, the moving party is clearly entitled to
judgment as a matter of law can the motion be granted. See id. (citing Walker Distributing
Co. v. Lucky Lager Brewing Co., 323 F.2d 1, 3 (9th Cir. 1963)). Here, defendant denies
that the policy attached to National Union’s Complaint is a true, correct, and complete
copy of Policy No. BE 308 48 67, Answer, ¶ 3.2, and likewise denies that the parties
“mutually intended” the Sexual Abuse exclusion endorsements included in Policy Nos. BE
309 11 15, BE 309 11 62, and BE 309 92 07 to use the word “insured” instead of “insurer.”
Answer, ¶ 1.2. Taking plaintiff’s allegations to the contrary as false, plaintiff has failed to
show that it is clearly entitled to judgment as a matter of law.
The Clerk is directed to send a copy of this Minute Order to all counsel of
Dated this 13th day of June, 2017.
William M. McCool
MINUTE ORDER - 1
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