Insurer Can't Shake $2.5M Payout In Sex Abuse Case

Law360, New York (June 9, 2011, 1:22 PM EDT) -- A federal judge on Wednesday affirmed his judgment that National Union Fire Insurance Co. of Pittsburgh breached an insurance contract when it denied coverage of a West Virginia hospital's $2.5 million sex abuse settlement, rejecting the insurer's bid for reconsideration.

U.S. District Judge Joseph Goodwin had ruled on June 1 that a directors and officers policy that National Union issued to Charleston Area Medical Center provided coverage for the claims of two women who sued the hospital after they were molested by a nursing assistant. In...
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