Ohio Supreme Court issues ruling in bus crash lawsuit
Tue, 28 Dec 2010 23:16:04 GMT —
The Ohio Supreme Court says a university's insurance coverage extended to a charter bus that crashed, killing five student baseball players, the bus driver and his wife. An attorney for a Bluffton University player severely injured in the 2007 wreck in Atlanta says the 5-2 ruling issued Tuesday provides up to $21 million more in insurance money to pay claims. The lawyers for the insurance company had successfully argued before lower courts that the insurance company was not responsible because the university did not own the bus. However the Ohio Supreme Court reversed the lower courts by finding that the driver was covered under the school's insurance policy because the university hired the bus and had effectively granted permission to the driver to operate the bus.