Jordan v. Evanston Insurance Co., No. 20-60716 (5th Cir. 2022)Annotate this Case
Braylon Jordan swallowed small magnets when he was two years old. The magnets shredded his internal organs and necessitated surgery to remove most of his intestines, leaving him severely disabled. At issue in this appeal is whether there is insurance coverage for M&O's defense and for a partial settlement of the Jordans' claims.
The Fifth Circuit concluded that, because no claim arising from Braylon Jordan's injuries was timely made against M&O during Evanston's policy period, Evanston is not obligated to provide M&O costs of its defense or coverage for the partial settlement between the Jordans and its then-CEO Craig Zucker. Accordingly, the court affirmed the district court's judgment that Evanston was not obligated to indemnify Zucker. However, the court reversed the district court's denial of Evanston's motion for summary judgment and rendered judgment in Evanston's favor.