US Fire Can't Escape Coverage Claims For Asbestos Suits

Law360, New York (March 19, 2012, 12:38 PM EDT) -- A federal judge on Friday denied U.S. Fire Insurance Co.’s motion for summary judgment in a lawsuit by policyholder LSG Technologies Inc. seeking coverage for asbestos-related health damages claims in several underlying suits in Texas.

U.S. District Judge David Folsom said there was a question about whether a pollution exclusion that U.S. Fire claims releases it from any responsibility to defend the company applies to asbestos in this case, because there is an exception to the exclusion if the pollution was released suddenly and accidentally....
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