LOS ANGELES — Insurer is suing Maria Vlachou-Hahn, Eva Hahn and Avis Budget Group Inc., individuals, for a declaratory relief.
Nationwide Mutual Insurance Co. and AMCO Insurance Co. filed a complaint on Oct. 4, in the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California against the defendants alleging that they intended to file for coverage against plaintiffs despite clauses.
According to the complaint, the plaintiffs allege that Nationwide Mutual Insurance Co. and AMCO Insurance Co. seek a declaration of whether they are obligated to defend or indemnify the estate of Marcus Hahn against liability claims that was made by his wife, Defendant Maria, and his daughter, Defendant Eva, for injuries resulting from an automobile accident that took place on Aug. 29, 2015, in which Marcus was driving, and that resulted in his death and injuries to both his wife and daughter who were his passengers at the time of accident. The plaintiffs hold Maria Vlachou-Hahn, Eva Hahn and Avis Budget Group Inc. responsible because the defendants allegedly indicated that a lawsuit is imminent despite the family member exclusion stipulated in the policy, which resulted in a controversy over whether plaintiffs are liable to pay damages.
The plaintiffs request a trial by jury and seek judgment against defendants for declaratory relief of plaintiffs' rights, duties, obligations and interests under the auto policy. They are represented by Karen L. Uno and David P. Borovsky of Becherer Kannett & Schweitzer in Emeryville.
U.S. District Court for the Central District of California Case number 2:16-cv-07417