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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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Case Information

Case Title

Greater New York Mutual Insurance Company v. Philadelphia Indemnity Insurance Company

Case Number



Pennsylvania Middle

Nature of Suit

Other Statutory Actions


John E. Jones, III

Date Filed

March 10, 2011

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