Judge Guts Medline Suit Seeking Surgical Mesh Coverage

Law360, New York (August 31, 2012, 3:00 PM EDT) -- An Illinois federal judge on Thursday threw out most of a Medline Industries Inc. insurance suit demanding that RAM Medical Inc. provide legal coverage in suits over health injuries linked to counterfeit C.R. Bard Inc.-branded surgical mesh, but kept alive a breach of promise to insure claim.

U.S. District Judge Joan Humphrey Lefkow tossed duty to indemnify, duty to defend and breach of warranty claims against medical product supplier RAM. She described Medline's allegations regarding the breach of promise to defend claim as “sparse” but said...
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