Ace Calls Drywall Maker's Coverage Claims Premature

Law360, New York (March 4, 2010, 11:59 AM EST) -- Ace American Insurance Co. has asked a judge to throw out a suit by National Gypsum Co. seeking coverage for defective drywall claims, arguing the manufacturer must resolve a dispute with an American International Group Inc. unit first.

Ace, which provides primary and excess liability coverage to the drywall manufacturer, filed a motion seeking to dismiss or stay the claims against it on Wednesday in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of North Carolina.

The insurer said claims against National Gypsum — also known...
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