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Madison Schools Must Face Injured Student’s Suit, COA Rules - Insurance Coverage

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Posted on: Nov 14, 2019

From the Indiana Lawyer:

Madison Consolidated Schools recently lost an appeal of a summary judgment denial in a lawsuit brought by a former student who was injured in a school bus crash.

Trisha Thurston was a 16-year-old student passenger who was severely injured when a Madison school bus hit a guardrail on Interstate 64 in Floyd County in September 2014. The school’s insurer, Liberty Mutual Insurance Company, had been in contact with Thurston’s mother since about claims and resolving them. Representatives recommended “waiting until (Trisha’s) treatment had been completed before discussing settlement of her claim” and continued instructing her mother that the claim needed to be resolved by April 17, 2018.

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