Chartis Stuck With Suit Over Brazil Spill Coverage

Law360, New York (March 12, 2012, 7:04 PM EDT) -- Chartis Specialty Insurance Co. can't escape Momentive Specialty Chemicals Inc.'s lawsuit pursuing coverage for claims arising from a fuel oil spill in Brazil resulting from a tanker ship explosion, an Ohio federal judge ruled Monday.

In a separate order in the suit Monday, U.S. District Judge James Graham preserved Momentive's breach of contract claim against New York insurance broker Aon Risk Services Northeast Inc. but tossed the plaintiff's negligence and declaratory judgment claims against Aon. The judge also refused to sever Momentive's claims against Aon from...
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