Halliburton Found Liable For Coverage In Crash Suit

Law360, New York (December 3, 2009, 12:23 PM EST) -- A federal judge has held that a general liability insurance policy issued to Halliburton Co. provides coverage to Era Aviation Inc. and its former parent company Rowan Cos. Inc. in a suit stemming from a deadly 2004 helicopter crash.

Judge Mary Ann Vial Lemmon of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana on Wednesday granted Era and Rowan's motion for summary judgment on the issue of coverage as additional insureds under Halliburton's comprehensive general liability insurance policy.

However, she found that the aviation...
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