Insurer Needn't Cover Ex-Patients Who Set Fire In Building

Law360, New York (August 11, 2017, 8:52 PM EDT) -- Philadelphia Indemnity Insurance Co. should be let off the hook for damages resulting from two mentally ill patients of a nonprofit it insured that set fire to their own apartments, a Pennsylvania federal court recommended Thursday, as it shot down arguments to the contrary by the apartment building’s insurer.

Greater New York Mutual Insurance Co. — which insured Suburban Park Apartments, where the fires took place — said the patients, Anna Carson and Steven Sponseller, should count as additional insureds under Philadelphia Indemnity’s policy with Bell...
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