Insurer Still On Hook In Globe Libel Suit: 1st Circ.

Law360, New York (March 19, 2009, 12:00 AM EDT) -- A federal appeals court has thrown out a known loss doctrine defense in a dispute between Employers Reinsurance Corp. and the Boston Globe newspaper over coverage for $2.1 million incurred by the Globe in a libel suit arising out of a doctor's claim that the paper wrongly implicated her in a patient's death.

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit vacated and remanded a district court ruling in favor of Employers on Thursday, on grounds that "the loss here may have been likely, but...
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