Insurer Ducks Coverage In Grisly Funeral Home Row

Law360, New York (July 5, 2011, 5:55 PM EDT) -- A federal judge ruled Tuesday that Owners Insurance Co. need not defend a Missouri funeral home against a lawsuit launched after regulators discovered in the funeral home's basement decaying, unrefrigerated bodies that were supposed to have been buried or cremated.

U.S. District Judge Nanette Laughrey found that the policy Owners issued to Warren Funeral Chapel Inc. and its owner, Harold Warren Sr., does not cover the cost of defending a suit brought by Kathy Johnson in Missouri state court because the alleged damages occurred after the...
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