Atmos Energy Wants Coverage For Gas Blast Suits

Law360, New York (June 1, 2010, 1:52 PM EDT) -- Atmos Energy Corp. is seeking coverage from Transportation Insurance Co. for legal fees racked up defending several suits against the company and subcontractor M.J. Sheridan of Texas Inc. over bodily injury and property damage arising from explosions caused by a natural gas leak.

The insurer has knowingly delayed or failed to pay the costs without conducting a reasonable investigation, has refused to tender a reason for its failure to pay and has otherwise obstructed Atmos Energy's efforts to resolve its claim, the natural gas provider said...
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