Manufacturer, Insurers Denied Quick Wins In Asbestos Row

Law360, New York (February 22, 2012, 4:25 PM EST) -- A Pennsylvania federal judge on Wednesday refused to award summary judgment to General Refractories Co. or its insurers in a long-running dispute over the insurers’ purported duty to defend the manufacturer against underlying asbestos claims.

U.S. District Judge Edmund V. Ludwig also denied the insurers’ request to throw out a GRC expert’s affidavit, saying the defendants missed their opportunity to request limited discovery.

The suit dates back to 2004, when GRC sued 16 insurance companies, two of which have since exited the case, over coverage for...
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