Insurer Aims To Duck TKK Asbestos Defense Costs In 7th Circ.

Law360, Chicago (February 13, 2013, 4:40 PM EST) -- Safety National Casualty Corp. told the Seventh Circuit on Wednesday that it owes TKK USA Inc. no reimbursement for defense and settlement costs in a suit over an employee's allegedly asbestos-related death, arguing that TKK did not actually face liability under workers' compensation laws as the policy required.

Michael Resis of SmithAmundsen LLC argued that an Illinois federal court's rulings granting summary judgment to TKK, formerly known as The Thermos Co., should be overturned, and that the common law negligence claim at the heart of the...
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