Insurers Aren't Off Hook On Policy Exclusion: 5th Circ.

Law360, New York (November 11, 2009, 5:54 PM EST) -- A federal appeals court has reversed and remanded a lower court ruling that freed two insurers from covering Bayou Steel Corp. against claims brought by a stevedore who was injured while unloading a cargo of freight.

A three-judge panel in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit decided Tuesday that the district court had improperly applied a previous circuit court ruling when it found that an insurance policy exclusion dealing with claims brought pursuant to the Longshoremen and Harbor Workers' Compensation Act absolved Evanston...
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