Insurers Beat 4 Years Of HB Fuller Asbestos Coverage

Law360, New York (July 18, 2011, 6:38 PM EDT) -- A Minnesota federal judge on Monday ruled that H.B. Fuller Co. — and not its excess insurers — is liable for asbestos injury claims stemming from a four-year period during which the specialty chemical manufacturer was covered by now-defunct insurers.

In the suit, H.B. Fuller seeks coverage from U.S. Fire Insurance Co., First State Insurance Co., Allstate Insurance Co. and International Insurance Co. for its defense in asbestos-related litigation in multiple jurisdictions. H.B. Fuller acquired the asbestos-containing product line at issue through an asset purchase in...
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