Chubb and Rite Aid battle over scope of opioid defense ruling

By Shane Dilworth (February 28, 2022, 6:13 PM EST) – Rite Aid Corp. and three Chubb units have argued in competing Delaware trial court briefs over how a recent state High Court decision relieving the insurer of its obligation to provide a defense for injuries related to opioids brought by local governments should be applied to other underlying actions.

Chubb said in his brief filed Friday in Delaware Superior Court that the state Supreme Court’s 4-1 ruling from January, which bars coverage of all cases involving Rite Aid that were brought by the local governments seeking to recoup the increased costs incurred in responding to the opioid epidemic, should be applied broadly to eliminate the case….

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