The Hanover Sued Over Asbestos Defense Refusal

Law360, New York (December 21, 2009, 4:15 PM EST) -- Two subsidiaries of the Chubb Corp. have filed an amended declaratory judgment action that takes the Hanover Insurance Group Inc. to task for refusing to defend the maker of Kool Seal products from a series of asbestos claims.

Great Northern Insurance Co. and Federal Insurance Co. lodged their amended complaint Friday in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Ohio, accusing the Hanover of breaching a cost-sharing agreement between the parties.

According to the complaint, Kool Seal Inc. — which made reflective coatings to...
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