State Farm Off Hook For Injury Suits Against Pharmacy

Law360, New York (August 21, 2012, 5:49 PM EDT) -- A Mississippi federal judge ruled Monday that State Farm Fire and Casualty Co. had no duty to defend a pharmacy and its employees against claims that they liberally doled out addictive drugs, causing injuries and in some cases deaths.

U.S. District Judge Louis Guirola Jr. determined the business policies that State Farm issued to Tran's Pharmacy LLC from 2001 to 2008 did not cover several lawsuits brought about a year after a federal grand jury returned a 54-count indictment accusing pharmacist Nick Tran of distributing controlled...
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