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Photographers are using drones for many events, but not all operators have the correct insurance coverage. (Photo: Shutterstock)

A federal district court in California has ruled that an insurance company had no duty to defend its insured against claims that a drone it was operating at a wedding had severely injured a guest.

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The case

Philadelphia Indemnity Insurance Company received notice from Darshan Kamboj that she had been injured when a drone operated by Satyam Sukhwal on behalf of his employer, Hollycal Production, Inc., to photograph a wedding that Kamboj was attending made contact with her eye.

Steven A. Meyerowitz

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