Insurer On Hook For SC Hotel's Legionella Defense

Law360, New York (May 13, 2009, 12:00 AM EDT) -- A federal judge has ruled that Union Insurance Co. is obligated to defend Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide Inc. and other entities affiliated with a South Carolina Sheraton in seven lawsuits filed by guests who claim to have suffered injuries from exposure to bacteria in the hotel’s water system.

Judge Patrick Michael Duffy of the U.S. District Court for the District of South Carolina declared Wednesday that the insurer must pay the defense fees associated with the suits, which were filed against owners and operators of...
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