Great American Hits Pacific With Flood Coverage Suit

Law360, New York (July 22, 2011, 4:29 PM EDT) -- Great American Insurance Co. sued Pacific Indemnity Co. in California on Thursday, seeking contribution to the cost of defending the city of Merced, Calif., in underlying litigation brought by property owners and residents over alleged flood and pollution exposure damages.

Great American has been defending Merced in that litigation since 2009 subject to a reservation of rights, but Pacific, a member of the Chubb Group of Insurance Cos., declined to participate in the defense or pay for any expenses based on an April 2000 settlement with...
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