Ace Seeks Zurich Funds For $4M Payout To Worker

Law360, New York (April 6, 2010, 5:53 PM EDT) -- Ace American Insurance Co. has lodged a counterclaim seeking contribution from Zurich American Insurance Co. for $3.9 million paid to a hospital worker who claimed she contracted interstitial lung disease from inhaling a toxic mix of cleaning chemicals.

Ace filed the counterclaim in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of North Carolina on Monday, a month after Zurich lodged the declaratory judgment suit against Ace, cleaning services provider Compass Holdings Inc. and its Crothall Holdings Inc. subsidiary.

The insurance policies at issue are a...
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