Westport Must Cover Hotel In Legionnaires' Suit, 11th Circ. Says

Law360, New York (October 25, 2012, 6:42 PM EDT) -- An Eleventh Circuit panel on Thursday upheld a lower court’s ruling that Westport Insurance Corp. must cover VN Hotel Group LLC in litigation over the death of a man who allegedly contracted Legionnaires' disease while staying at a Quality Suites in Orlando, Fla.

The appeals court found that policy exclusions for pollution and bacteria-related bodily injury did not apply in this case because Legionella bacteria did not qualify as a pollutant, and since the bacteria came from an outdoor spa, the bacteria did not occur on...
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