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Excess and surplus lines insurer, Colony Insurance Company, sued its insured seeking a declaration that it owed no duty to defend or indemnify for an underlying wrongful death and medical malpractice claim. The case is Colony Insurance Company v. Suncoast Medical Clinic, LLC, 2010 WL 2871077 (M.D.Fla.).

While under the care of Suncoast physicians, Charles Ziolkowski dies from liver cancer. As a result of the death of her husband, the widow initiated a wrongful death and medical malpractice lawsuit against the physicians and Suncoast. Suncoast was insured by Colony Insurance and tendered the lawsuit to the insurer. Colony denied coverage. On the grounds that policy exclusions preclude coverage, Colony sought a declaratory judgment that it owed no duty to defend or indemnify Suncoast for the claims arising from the death of Ziolkowski.

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