Insurer Sues Kornegay Over Hepatitis B Claims Coverage

Law360, New York (September 26, 2011, 9:57 PM EDT) -- As Kornegay Healthcare Inc. fends off lawsuits stemming from a 2010 hepatitis B outbreak at one of its North Carolina nursing homes that killed six patients, its insurer said Monday that it had no obligation to defend or indemnify the health care provider.

In a suit filed in North Carolina federal court that seeks declaratory judgment, Columbia Casualty Co. says that Kornegay knew that claims would be lodged against it prior to its liability insurance policy taking effect on Nov. 1, 2010, an exception listed in...
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