Insurer Can't Pull Coverage For Sorenson Shoulder Pump Suits

Law360, New York (November 16, 2012, 4:31 PM EST) -- A Utah federal judge ruled Wednesday that Columbia Casualty Co. must continue to defend medical device maker Sorenson Development Inc. in suits alleging the company's pain pump causes shoulder problems, finding the company's second-year insurance policy specified Columbia would cover shoulder pump claims.

The insurer initially agreed to defend the suits and paid claims on behalf of the defendants, which took out policies in 2007 and 2008, but it alleged that it had no further duty to defend or indemnify the companies beyond the $10 million...
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