5th Circ. Says ACE Off The Hook In Energy Vessel Injury Suit

Law360, New York (October 22, 2012, 4:43 PM EDT) -- The Fifth Circuit on Friday affirmed a lower court ruling that ACE American Insurance Co. has no duty to defend a welding company in a negligence suit after an energy vessel it was constructing dislodged and injured several workers.

The appeals court rejected an argument by Freeport Welding & Fabricating Inc. claiming it is entitled to defense coverage from ACE in a Texas state court suit brought by several workers injured during the construction of an energy vessel. Freeport said a 2009 purchase agreement with Brand...
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