Insurer Told To Cover Hospital For Nurse's Murders

Law360, New York (March 22, 2010, 7:11 PM EDT) -- A New Jersey appeals court on Monday ruled that Executive Risk Indemnity Inc. cannot use a bodily injury exclusion to deny Somerset Medical Center's officers defense coverage for allegations of negligence stemming from the employment of a nurse who later pled guilty to murdering patients.

In a per curiam opinion, the Appellate Division of the Superior Court of New Jersey ruled that because Somerset Medical Center's officers were sued for negligence in hiring Charles Cullen — who ultimately pled guilty to 29 murders and six attempted...
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