Travelers Slams Hearsay In $2.5M Assault Coverage Row

Law360, New York (May 9, 2012, 12:28 PM EDT) -- Travelers Property Casualty Co. of America told a Mississippi federal judge Tuesday that grocery giant The Kroger Co. used inadmissible hearsay to seek coverage for a $2.5 million jury verdict in favor of a woman attacked in a supermarket parking lot.

Linda Knox was allegedly assaulted and robbed while loading groceries into her car outside of the Jacksonian Plaza shopping center in Jackson in 2007. A Hinds County jury found Kroger negligent and ordered the company to pay Knox $2.5 million.

During the underlying suit, Knox’s...
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