Heard has $1 million liability insurance with the New York Marine and General Insurance Company, which she hoped would cover at least some of the damages she must pay to her ex-husband Johnny Depp. The policy effectively covers all kinds of wrongful conduct, including defamation, yet there is a clause that may prevent the insurance company from paying the portion.
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This is a clause that states that if it is found that the client has “made intentional misconduct”, no intervention should be made. That is where the shoe pinches for Heard. In the defamation ruling, the court ruled that the actress’s behavior was both “deliberate” and “malicious”. The insurance company now wants the judge to declare that they don’t have to pay part of Heard’s bill. And so the saga surrounding the process between the former actor couple continues. Last Friday, Heard’s lawyers asked for a new trial, alleging that there was someone on the jury who did not belong.
“Mrs. Heard has the right to rely on a basic safeguard, as stated in the Virginia Code, that the jurors in this trial have been effectively summoned to perform jury duty,” the request reads. “In this case, it appears that juror number fifteen was not the same individual as listed on the jury panel. This compromised a fair trial for Ms. Heard. In these circumstances, the trial should be annulled and a new trial ordered.”
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