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Insurance firm sues parents of Columbine High gunman

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DENVER — An insurance company has sued the parents of Columbine gunman Eric Harris, saying it should not have to cover the couple in lawsuits filed by victims of last year's shootings.

The Automobile Insurance Co. of Hartford asked a federal judge to relieve it from covering and defending the lawsuits filed against Harris' parents.

Harris and another Columbine senior, Dylan Klebold, fatally shot 12 students and a teacher at the high school in suburban Littleton before killing themselves. Twenty-three other students were wounded in the attack on April 20, 1999.

In the complaint filed in federal court Friday, the insurance company said Harris' actions were intentional, while his parents' homeowner's policy covers only negligent acts.