Court Nixes Bid For Workers' Comp Insurer To Cover Death Suit

Law360, New York (October 3, 2012, 4:39 PM EDT) -- A New Jersey appeals court held Friday that Harleysville Insurance Co. cannot force a workers' compensation carrier to cover a restaurant in a wrongful death suit, rejecting Harleysville's claim that a worker injury exclusion in its commercial liability policy excused it from providing coverage.

The court upheld a lower court decision that said Harleysville must cover Rode's Fireside Restaurant and Tavern in the underlying negligence and wrongful death suit, which was brought over a drunken driving car accident that killed Nicole Beadling, a bartender and server...
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