Columbia Tries To Cap Coverage For Ambient Syringes

Law360, New York (September 2, 2010, 1:08 PM EDT) -- Columbia Casualty Co. is seeking to limit its duty to indemnify Ambient Healthcare Inc. over allegedly contaminated heparin syringes, arguing that several suits and out-of-court demands from consumers should be treated as a single claim and capped at $1 million under a professional liability policy.

The insurer filed suit in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Florida on Wednesday, seeking a declaratory judgment that would protect it from claims against Ambient that seek recoveries “far in excess” of $1 million.

Ambient customers have...
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