Reinsurer Off Hook In Hospital Malpractice Suit

Law360, New York (February 4, 2009, 12:00 AM EST) -- A Long Island, N.Y., hospital failed to give adequate notice when it applied for excess insurance coverage in a medical malpractice case dating back to 1983, an appeals court said Tuesday in affirming a lower court's October 2007 summary judgment ruling in favor of a reinsurer.

Connecticut-based New England Reinsurance Corp., a subsidiary of the Hartford, was within its bounds to deny the coverage because plaintiff Huntington Hospital failed to provide notice required under the insurance contract, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit...
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