Rolls-Royce Defect Coverage Suit Dismissed In US

Law360, New York (December 8, 2010, 8:26 PM EST) -- A federal judge has dismissed a suit brought by Rolls-Royce PLC against 16 insurers over hundreds of millions of dollars in claims stemming from litigation over the allegedly defective Mermaid ship propulsion system, siding with the insurers' contention that the case should be tried in the U.K.

In a ruling handed down Monday, Judge Cecilia M. Altonaga of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida said that continuing the suit in Miami would be inconvenient and unnecessarily expensive, given that the same dispute...
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