Hotel Cos. Fight Insurer Over Policy's Fungi Exclusion

Law360, New York (April 8, 2009, 12:00 AM EDT) -- A group of hotel operators, including Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide Inc., has asked a federal court to determine whether Union Insurance Co. has a duty to defend and indemnify the group in several lawsuits filed by individuals alleging they contracted Legionnaires' Disease at a Sheraton hotel in 2005.

In a cross-motion for summary judgment filed Tuesday in the U.S. District Court for the District of South Carolina, the hotel operators argue that Union must defend them in seven personal injury lawsuits pursuant to a commercial...
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