National Casualty Co. is off the hook on claims it is liable for a $800,000 default judgment awarded to a player injured in a Federal Hockey League game, a federal court in Illinois ruled.

The minor league failed to promptly notify National about Kyler Moje’s potential tort claim after he was speared in the face with a hockey stick during a 2012 game, the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois said March 28.

The decision grants summary judgments to National and the The David Agency Insurance Inc., whom Moje said had negligently failed to secure proper insurance...