Insurer Off The Hook In Corpse Organ Harvesting Suits

Law360, New York (January 30, 2013, 2:19 PM EST) -- A Pennsylvania federal judge on Tuesday said State Automobile Insurance Co. has no obligation to indemnify a Philadelphia funeral home that has been targeted in a host of lawsuits over the harvesting and sale of organs and tissue from hundreds of corpses.

Judge Mitchell Goldberg determined that claims brought by families of the deceased accusing Garzone Funeral Home Inc. and other conspirators of selling body parts did not constitute an “occurrence” within the limits of the insurance policy period, as the scheme did not come to...
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