Insurer Must Defend Distributor In W.Va. AG's Pill Mill Suit

Law360, New York (March 6, 2014, 2:29 PM EST) -- Cincinnati Insurance Co. must defend Richie Enterprises LLC against the West Virginia attorney general's claims that the pharmaceutical distributor contributed to the state's prescription drug abuse epidemic by providing abundant supplies of drugs to corrupt pharmacists, a Kentucky federal judge ruled Tuesday.

U.S. District Judge Joseph McKinley Jr. held that Richie was owed defense coverage under a commercial general liability policy with Cincinnati because the underlying lawsuit alleged physical injury from an occurrence and because an exclusion for illegal or criminal acts did not apply....
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