Insurers Needn't Defend Anda In W.Va. 'Pill Mill' Suit

Law360, New York (March 9, 2015, 7:08 PM EDT) -- A Florida federal judge on Monday ruled Anda Inc. can't force Gemini Insurance Co., Travelers Property Casualty Co. of America and other insurers to defend it against West Virginia's claims the company contributed to an "epidemic" of prescription drug abuse by enabling "pill mill" pharmacies, as their policies don't cover the economic losses sought by the state.

U.S. District Judge Kevin Michael Moore granted motions for summary judgment by Gemini, Travelers, St. Paul Fire and Marine Insurance Co., Federal Insurance Co. and Great Northern Insurance Co., rejecting Anda's argument that the complaint triggered the insurers' policies because the state's claims stem...

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