Zurich Still On Hook For Defense Costs In Asbestos Suits

Law360, New York (May 31, 2012, 1:32 PM EDT) -- A Missouri federal judge on Wednesday refused to reconsider its decision that Zurich American Insurance Co. had a duty to defend U.S. Engineering Co. in suits over asbestos contamination at a courthouse, saying that an order adding an asbestos exception to the policy did not eliminate the duty to defend.

Zurich had insisted that U.S. District Judge Gary A. Fenner was wrong when he issued an order on March 19 that retroactively added an exception for asbestos injuries to U.S. Engineering's policy with Zurich, but said...
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