In a dispute involving insurance liability coverage, court of appeals judgment is reversed where defendant had no duty to defend its insured party in the lawsuit brought against him by defendant as an insured party's unreasonable belief in the need for self-defense does not turn the resulting purposeful and intentional act of assault and battery into an "accident" within the policy's coverage clause.
Appeal from Los Angeles County Super. Ct. No. VC045588.
Filed August 3, 2009
Before: BAXTER, J., GEORGE, C.J., WERDEGAR, J., CHIN, J., MORENO, J., CORRIGAN, J., KENNARD, J.
Opinion by KENNARD, J.