Liberty Mutual Shakes $1.4M FEMA Fire Settlement

Law360, New York (September 14, 2012, 5:23 PM EDT) -- A federal judge on Thursday ruled Liberty Mutual Fire Insurance Co. can recoup $1.4 million it paid to settle a lawsuit over a deadly fire that broke out in a FEMA trailer after Hurricane Katrina because it wasn’t obligated to cover the company involved.

U.S. District Judge Eldon E. Fallon found that FEMA trailer supplier Fluor Enterprises Inc.'s insurers, Westchester Fire Insurance Co. and Great American Assurance Co., instead should cover the $1.4 million settlement, partially granting Liberty Mutual's motion for summary judgment while opting to...
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