Uponor Insurer Seeks To Avoid $63M Mold Death Coverage

Law360, New York (February 13, 2012, 1:28 PM EST) -- First Specialty Insurance Corp. asked a Minnesota federal judge on Friday to prevent it from having to cover Uponor Inc. in a $63 million wrongful death lawsuit alleging the plumbing product manufacturer provided faulty valves to a new house, causing a mold infestation that resulted in a lung cancer death.

The insurer said in a complaint it shouldn’t have to defend or indemnify Uponor for several reasons, including that the company’s policy contains an exclusion for injury or damage stemming from fungi or bacteria claims and...
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