Wal-Mart Says Insurer Must Pay For Liability Suit

Law360, New York (August 24, 2009, 6:35 PM EDT) -- Wal-Mart Stores Inc. has fired back in a defense costs dispute with United Fire & Casualty Co., arguing that the insurer, not Wal-Mart, should cover the costs of a lawsuit brought by an ironworker seriously injured after falling off the roof of a Wal-Mart building.

In addition to holding United responsible for the costs of an underlying suit, Wal-Mart asserted in counterclaims filed Aug. 21 in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Illinois that the insurer has breached a general insurance policy by...
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