Ace American Escapes $17M Bill In Spat With Union

Law360, New York (May 17, 2010, 4:58 PM EDT) -- Ace American Insurance Co. has won an attempt to avoid covering a $17 million verdict against labor union Unite Here in a defamation lawsuit over disparaging postcards, a win rooted in Unite's failure to appeal the jury's finding that the defamation was intentional.

The jury in the underlying lawsuit found that Unite intentionally defamed clinic operator Sutter Health, triggering an exclusion in its Ace policy that precludes any right to indemnification or defense, Judge Bernard Fried of the Supreme Court of the State of New York...
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