Ruling Offers Cure For Health Contractors Chasing Coverage

Law360, New York (February 11, 2013, 6:37 PM EST) -- A California judge weighing an antitrust coverage dispute recently ruled that the "insured person" language in a widely used professional liability policy issued by Travelers Casualty and Surety Co. of America was ambiguous, a decision that helps solidify basic coverage for the many hospitals nationwide that categorize doctors as independent contractors.

In what could be first ruling to interpret the policy language, Judge Thomas Anderle held that Travelers' definition of a covered "independent contractor" was ambiguous and squashed the insurer's request for summary judgment in a...
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