US FIRE INS. CO. v. VANDERBILT UNIV., 00-5239, 00-5301
A policy holder's medical experiment, without the informed consent of the subjects, and conclusion that exposure would cause an increase in cancer constitutes an "occurrence" requiring notice to insurer of a potential claim from subjects even if the lawsuit was filed many years later.
- Argued 06/14/2001
- Decided 09/28/2001
- Published 09/28/2001
Before: BOGGS and SUHRHEINRICH, Circuit Judges; and CLELAND, District Judge.
United States Sixth Circuit
H. Buckley Cole (briefed), Greenebaum, Doll & McDonald PLLC, Nashville, TN, Brian S. Martin (argued and briefed), Janis H. Detloff (briefed), Sheinfeld, Maley & Kay, Houston, TX, Michael S. Quinn (briefed), Sheinfeld, Maley & Kay, Austin, TX, for Plaintiff-Appellee, Plaintiff-Appellant., William N. Ozier (briefed), Bass, Berry & Sims, Nashville, TN, Gino J. Benedetti, Gregg W. Mackuse (argued and briefed), Miller, Alfano & Raspanti, Philadelphia, PA, for Defendants-Appellants., George B. McGugin (briefed), Watkins, McGugin, McNeilly & Rowan, PLLC, Nashville, TN, Elliott M. Flies, Oppenheimer, Wolff & Donnelly, St. Paul, MN, Bethany K. Culp (argued and briefed), Hinshaw & Culbertson, Minneapolis, MN, for Defendants-Appellees.