After losing the defamation case to Johnny Depp, Amber Heard was ordered to pay $10.35 million to her ex-husband. However, soon it was revealed that Heard does not have any money to pay Johnny Depp. She relied on her insurance company to cover the costs for her. However, back in July, the company refused to pay the amount for her. The insurance company claimed that the Aquaman star committed willful misconduct against Johnny Depp.

Amber Heard
Amber Heard

And the company sued her to prevent itself from paying Johnny Depp on her behalf. However, Amber Heard is making sure that the company pays the money for her. She has countersued the New York Marine and General Insurance Company.

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Amber Heard Countersued New York Marine

Amber Heard is claiming that the insurance company is liable to pay on her behalf. The Rum Diary star has said that she has an unconditional deal with the company, that is supposed to protect her at every cost. In new court documents, Heard has claimed that the company has not lived up to its end of the bargain.

The countersuit includes that the company is breaching the contract by “refusing to fully and properly defend Ms. Heard in the Depp lawsuit.” The documents also mentioned, “New York Marine sold Ms. Heard an insurance policy in which it promised to defend and indemnify Ms. Heard against, among other things, lawsuits alleging that she defamed others.”

Amber Heard
Johnny Depp vs Amber Heard trial

The countersuit claimed that the Zombieland actress informed the company about the defamation case and asked them to defend her. It further stated that New York Marine promised to defend her but it did not provide her the defense she was entitled to.

It failed to pay the attorneys’ fees and costs that it was obligated to pay for Ms. Heard’s defense, and it acted in other ways that prejudiced Ms. Heard and her defense,” the lawsuit described. The Informers star seeks to meet the insurance company and asked the judge to seek payment from the company.

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Is New York Marine Obligated to Pay for Amber Heard?

New York Marine has earlier filed a lawsuit claiming that they are not obligated to pay for Amber Heard. The Insurance company claimed that Heard “did not go to trial with the law firm selected by the company.”

They also claimed that Travelers and Heard “refused to cooperate with Cameron McEvoy and deliberately obstructed and prevented Cameron McEvoy’s active involvement in the defense of the insured.”

Amber Heard
Amber Heard

However, according to the counterclaim, New York Marine did not fully honor its duty to defend Ms. Heard in the Depp lawsuit. It accuses the company of “breach of contract” and “breach of the implied covenant of good faith and fair dealing.”

A conference meeting is scheduled to be held on December 1 before Judge Wu in Los Angeles.

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Source: Law & Crime

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