Liberty Mutual Doesn't Owe Defense Costs: 8th Circ.

Law360, New York (August 18, 2011, 3:31 PM EDT) -- The Eighth Circuit ruled Thursday that Liberty Mutual Insurance Co. did not have to reimburse Pella Corp.'s defense costs in two class actions alleging that it made defective windows, overturning a lower court's decision in the manufacturer's favor.

The three-judge appeals panel also shot down Pella's cross-appeal of the rejection of its counterclaim that Liberty Mutual acted in bad faith by denying the defense cost coverage, as well as its challenge to the lower court's calculation of the defense costs Pella could scoop up under its...
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