Trayvon Martin’s mother Sybrina Fulton is being sued by an insurance company that’s trying to free themselves from any liability in the young teen’s death, according to the Martin’s family attorney.
Travelers Casualty and Surety Company of America has sued Fulton, and The Retreat at Twin Lakes Homeowner’s Association, the gated community where Martin was shot and killed by neighborhood watch volunteer George Zimmerman in late February. More details below………….
Travelers claims that it is not responsible to defend the homeowners association because of various clauses in the association’s policy, specifically a “wrongful act” exclusion.
On March 30, just over a month after Martin was killed, the homeowners association took out a liability policy with Travelers, and shortly thereafter Fulton made a claim for monetary damages in her son’s death.
According to the Orlando Sentinel, Travelers lawsuit seeks clarification of its protections against Fulton’s claim, saying that it “is in doubt of its rights” under the company’s policy.
In federal court papers filed, the insurance company wrote:
“Travelers is in doubt of its rights under the policy and, by this petition, seeks a declaration of its rights and obligations with respect to the claim and demand made by Fulton upon Travelers and The Retreat at Twin Lakes as a result of the fatal shooting of Martin, and a finding by the court that under the above-referenced policy of insurance Travelers has no duty to indemnify or defend The Retreat at Twin Lakes in connection with the Fulton claim because coverage is precluded by the above exclusion.”