Lexington Dodges Untimely $35M Piping Coverage Suit

Law360, New York (January 11, 2013, 2:07 PM EST) -- A California federal judge on Thursday tossed a contractor's $35 million suit against Lexington Insurance Co. seeking coverage for damage to a University of California construction project in 2009 caused by faulty piping, concluding the complaint doesn't justify bringing suit outside the policy's 12-month window.

U.S. District Judge Phyllis J. Hamilton said Ranger Pipelines Inc. did not have enough specific details and failed to include sufficient facts to show why the one-year statute of limitations should not apply in this instance. The judge did give Ranger four...
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