Liberty Seeks Dismissal From Murphy Fire Suit

Law360, New York (October 22, 2007, 12:00 AM EDT) -- Liberty Mutual Insurance Co. has asked to be dismissed from a proposed personal injury class action over a fire at a Murphy Oil USA Inc. refinery, arguing that the energy company has exhausted its insurance coverage.

Murphy's insurance policy set a $2 million cap of liability on each incident, a sum that Liberty has already paid in defense, the insurance provider said in its motion, lodged on Friday in the U.S. District Court of Eastern Louisiana.

Liberty argued that the language in its contract with Murphy,...
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