Pella Sues Liberty For Product Liability Coverage

Law360, New York (June 8, 2011, 3:00 PM EDT) -- Window and door manufacturer Pella Corp. sued Liberty Mutual Insurance Co. in Iowa on Tuesday seeking coverage for defense and settlement costs stemming from underlying product liability suits.

Pella is trying to force Liberty Mutual to provide it with coverage under two excess indemnity insurance policies from 2000 to 2002 intended to provide a cap on the “substantial” self-insured amounts Pella has to pay under commercial general liability policies also issued by the insurer.

The company said in the complaint that it had hit the specified...
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