Porn Studios Say Insurer Must Defend Actors’ HIV Suits – Law360

By Jeff Sistrunk

Law360, Los Angeles (May 24, 2017, 3:58 PM EDT) — A pair of San Francisco-based porn studios on Tuesday asked a California federal court to rule that the State Compensation Insurance Fund must cover their defense of three suits brought by former performers who claim they contracted HIV during video shoots, saying the insurer can’t definitively show that any exclusions apply.
State Fund had initially agreed to defend Cybernet Entertainment LLC, Kink Studios LLC and other affiliated companies and individuals in the underlying actions but later withdrew the defense based on two exclusions in Cybernet’s employer’s…

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