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Following the stabbing of two patrons, a New Orleans bar attempted and failed to recoup its losses through a general liability policy. Following the stabbing of two patrons, a New Orleans bar attempted and failed to recoup its losses through a general liability policy.

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit ruled that an insurance company doesn’t have to protect a bar against personal injury claims by patrons who were stabbed there as the establishment’s policy from the Houston Specialty Insurance Co. contained an exclusion for injuries caused by firearms or other weapons.

The policy defined weapons as “instruments of an offensive or defensive nature and include but are not limited to batons, bow or crossbow, arrows, knives, mace, stun guns, tasers or swords,” according to a per curiam opinion from a panel that included circuit Judges Leslie Southwick, Andrew Oldham and Cory Wilson.

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