Pump Makers Find No Quick End To Asbestos Coverage Suit

Law360, New York (November 16, 2011, 9:35 PM EST) -- A Delaware state judge on Tuesday rebuffed two pump manufacturers' requests for summary judgment in their suit alleging 16 insurers owe them coverage for asbestos-related claims in underlying product liability suits against the pump makers.

Judge Fred S. Silverman denied all motions and cross-motions pending in Viking Pump Inc. and Warren Pumps LLC's dispute with excess insurers including Century Indemnity Co. and OneBeacon Insurance Group, saying the court had reviewed them and found it appropriate to “inquire thoroughly [into the facts] in order to clarify the...
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