Anheuser-Busch Ducks Insurer's Asbestos Coverage Claim

Law360, New York (March 19, 2012, 7:56 PM EDT) -- A Missouri federal judge on Monday denied Century Indemnity Co.'s demand for a judgment that it has no obligation to provide coverage for Anheuser-Busch InBev NV in over 100 asbestos personal injury suits, saying there was no evidence the brewing giant had actually demanded coverage or filed claims related to the suits.

U.S. District Judge Carol E. Jackson said that, while an insurer can bring a declaratory judgment action to determine whether it has a duty to cover a policyholder, Century had not shown that there...
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