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Reuters: Delaware Top Court Says Rite Aid Can’t Get Insurance Coverage for Opioid Cases

January 10, 2022


The Delaware Supreme Court ruled that Chubb Ltd. is not obligated to defend Rite Aid Corp against lawsuits that accuse Rite Aid of contributing to an opioid epidemic. A 2020 lower-court ruling found that certain Chubb subsidiaries had to defend Rite Aid against lawsuits brought by two Ohio counties, but the Delaware Supreme Court concluded that, “policies covering personal injury cases did not require Chubb to defend Rite Aid against lawsuits seeking only economic damages.” O’Melveny’s Jonathan Hacker represents Chubb.

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