Chubb off the hook for Rite Aid's opioid-suit cost

Chubb off the hook for Rite Aid's opioid-suit cost

A top court has ruled that Chubb is not required to provide coverage to Rite Aid Corp, which is currently facing lawsuits that allege the pharmacy’s role in the ongoing opioid crisis.

The Delaware Supreme Court gave its ruling earlier this week, overturning a lower-court judge’s decision in 2020 which found that Chubb subsidiaries were required to defend Rite Aid against lawsuits filed by two Ohio counties. Reuters noted that Rite Aid first sued Chubb in 2019 to recover legal expense costs and future settlements.

According to Chief Justice Collins Seitz, the lawsuits filed by

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