Insurer Seeks Coverage Ruling In Whistleblower Case

Law360, New York (August 13, 2009, 6:08 PM EDT) -- Employers Mutual Casualty Co. has asked a federal judge to rule that it doesn't have to defend or indemnify its insured — turf and topsoil provider Meyers Cos. Inc. — against a suit by a former employee who claims the company fired him for blowing the whistle on alleged violations related to undocumented workers.

The insurer lodged its motion for judgment on the pleadings Wednesday in the U.S. District Court for the District of Kansas, arguing that because Meyers neither admitted nor denied the bulk of...
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