Civil Action No. 95-T-786-E.

923 F.Supp. 1481 (1996)

SPHERE DRAKE INSURANCE, P.L.C., a corporation, Plaintiff, v. SHONEY'S, INC., etc., et al., Defendants.

United States District Court, M.D. Alabama, Eastern Division.

April 18, 1996.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

Walter R. Byars, William M. Bowen, Jr., Steiner, Crum & Baker, Montgomery, AL, for Sphere Drake Insurance, P.L.C., a corporation, plaintiff.

Jay Daniel St. Clair, T. Matthew Miller, Bradley, Arant, Rose & White, Birmingham, AL, for Shoney's Inc., a corporation, defendant.

Carl Michael Benson, Auburn, AL, for Shoney's of Lanett, a partnership or joint venture composed of Bobby Garrison and Bob Crowell, defendant, Bobby Garrison.

Jack J. Hall, Jr., Christy C. Osborne, McDaniel, Hall, Conerly & Lusk, P.C., Birmingham, AL, Carl Michael Benson, Auburn, AL, for County of Auburn.

Margaret Y. Brown, Auburn, AL, Jack J. Hall, Jr., Christy C. Osborne, McDaniel, Hall, Conerly & Lusk, P.C., Birmingham, AL, for Bob Crowell, defendant.

Billie Anne Tucker, LaFayette, AL, for Jeffrey Dawson, Derrick Todd, Ralph Hensley, defendants.

Richard S. Jaffe, Stephen Andrew Strickland, Jaffe, Burton & DiGiorgio, Birmingham, AL, for Rebecca Holt, Chandra Barnes, Connie Benefield, Daniel Keith Hornsby, Kathy Hornsby, Michelle Ledford, Lurleen Smith, Suzanne Turner, defendants.

Byron R. Perkins, Gordon, Silberman, Wiggins & Childs, for Tunitha Thomas, defendant.



Plaintiff Sphere Drake Insurance, P.L.C., brought this lawsuit under the Declaratory Judgment Act, 28 U.S.C.A. § 2201, seeking a declaration from this court that it has no duty to defend and indemnify various defendants in three other pending lawsuits. All of these other lawsuits relate to claims by employees of sexual discrimination and harassment by other employees...

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