US Fire Seeks Review Of Museum Oil Cleanup Order

Law360, New York (August 31, 2011, 6:55 PM EDT) -- U.S. Fire Insurance Co. on Wednesday asked a Massachusetts federal court to reconsider a partial summary judgment order in a long-running dispute with Peabody Essex Museum Inc. over oil pollution coverage, saying the court improperly accepted the museum's expert reports as fact.

The insurer seeks to overturn a ruling that set an allocation method to estimate liability for the museum in a government-ordered cleanup of the oil originating from museum property in Salem, Mass. On Aug. 24, U.S. District Judge Gertner denied U.S. Fire's bid to...
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