Covidien Unit Sues Liberty Mutual For Asbestos Coverage

Law360, New York (July 30, 2012, 10:05 PM EDT) -- A subsidiary of medical company Covidien PLC has sued Liberty Mutual Insurance Co., saying in a complaint filed in federal court Thursday that the insurer failed to pay costs associated with asbestos-related suits.

Mallinckrodt US LLC, a St. Louis-based Covidien unit that once used asbestos in equipment made for steel makers, wants a court to order Liberty Mutual to pay defense and other costs associated with asbestos injury suits. Liberty Mutual allegedly is supposed to be part of an agreement among Mallinckrodt and insurers to share...
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