Insurers Seek Contributions In Toxic Idaho Mine Defense

Law360, New York (October 31, 2012, 6:01 PM EDT) -- OneBeacon America Insurance Co. and Sparta Insurance Co. on Wednesday sued more than a dozen other insurers they say owe contributions to defense costs for litigation over a contaminated Idaho mine site under policies they issued to the mine’s previous owners.

OneBeacon and Sparta say the insurers targeted in their third-party complaint in Idaho federal court are liable for costs associated with the selenium-contaminated North Maybe Mine in Caribou County, Idaho, based on policies issued to El Paso Products Co., a predecessor in interest to Huntsman...
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