Insurer Wants Out Of Grisly Funeral Home Defense

Law360, New York (August 20, 2010, 1:09 PM EDT) -- Owners Insurance Co. has asked for a declaratory judgment that it is not required to defend a Missouri funeral home that was shut down after regulators discovered decaying, unrefrigerated bodies in the basement that were supposed to have been buried or cremated.

The policy Owners issued to the Warren Funeral Chapel Inc. and its owner, Harold Warren Sr., expired in October 2007, long before Missouri State Board of Embalmers and Funeral Directors discovered the bodies in July 2008, according to a complaint filed Thursday in the...
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