The South Dakota Supreme Court says an Aberdeen doctor cannot make an insurance company protect him against a lawsuit alleging he stole another man's wife.
David Kalt had sued Dr. Thomas Harbert for alienation of affections after Kalt's wife, Peggy, went to work at a medical clinic and had an affair with Harbert.
Harbert sought to have State Farm Fire and Casualty Company cover him under his personal liability insurance policy.
But the Supreme Court says the insurance policy does not cover the lawsuit because alienation of affections is an intentional harm and allowing insurance coverage is contrary to public policy.
Most Popular Today
- 1.Retail & Restaurants
National Pizza Franchise Coming To Sioux Falls
- 2.Your Money Matters
It Looks Like A Credit Card, But It's Not
City Of Worthington: Dilapidated Mall Is Due To Neglect From Ownership
Raven Begins Search For New CFO
- 5.Retail & Restaurants
New Boutique To Open On Wednesday
- 6.Retail & Restaurants
Empire Mall Seeks Vendors For Women's Event
2014 Summit Championships Have $8.52M Impact
Sioux Falls Area Community Foundation Makes Top 100 List
- 9.Economy/Stocks, General
Tuesday Morning Business Brief
- 10.Economy/Stocks, General
Wednesday Morning Business Brief