The North Carolina Court of Appeals issued a decision in favor of Patterson Harkavy attorneys Chris Brook and Narendra Ghosh’s client.
In NC Farm Bureau Mutual Insurance Company, Inc. v. Carpenter, et al., an insurance company claimed it had no duty to defend its insured against claims brought in eleven separate lawsuits, in which numerous individuals contended they contracted Legionnaire’s Disease from a hot tub display at the Western North Carolina Mountain State Fair.
Chris Brook and Narendra Ghosh represented the injured parties on appeal. The North Carolina Court of Appeals issued a published decision, unanimously ruling in their favor. The Court of Appeals concluded that plaintiffs’ allegations established that the water in the hot tubs was “intended for bodily consumption,” thereby triggering the insurance company’s duty to defend against the underlying lawsuits.
Click here to view the Court of Appeals’ decision.