Topic: Illinois Developments

Seventh Circuit: Insurer Has Duty To Defend West Virginia’s Suit Against Drug Distributor Seeking To Recover Amounts Expended By The State Caring For Drug-Addicted Citizens

Based on the policy language before it, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit recently found that an insurer has a duty to defend a pharmaceutical distributor in a lawsuit brought by West Virginia’s attorney general alleging that drug distributors contributed to the rise of so-called “pill mills” and, given the massive quantities of drugs ordered, they should have known that the drugs were being used for illicit and destructive purposes.

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