Thermos Wins Another Round In Asbestos Coverage Suit

Law360, New York (December 5, 2011, 5:45 PM EST) -- An Illinois federal judge ruled Friday that Safety National Casualty Corp. must cover Thermos LLC's settlement costs in a suit over an employee's asbestos-related death, building on an earlier decision that Thermos' policy with the insurer entitled it to recover legal defense costs.

U.S. District Judge James Zagel had previously ordered Safety National to pay Thermos' defense costs, and Friday's decision also ordered the insurer to pay Thermos' costs in fighting a motion for reconsideration of that order. Judge Zagel said the motion to reconsider "presented...
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