NY Hands A Key To Policyholders Seeking Post-Suit Docs

Law360, New York (April 22, 2013, 9:55 PM EDT) -- Estee Lauder Inc. has scored documents it demanded from OneBeacon Insurance Group to build a claim that the insurer intentionally delayed paying attorneys' fees during a long-running environmental coverage fight in New York, clinching a ruling that will make it difficult for carriers to argue that post-litigation documents are always off limits, attorneys say.

In an order filed April 15, a New York state judge granted Estee Lauder access to materials detailing how OneBeacon handled an attorneys' fee claim between February 2009 — when a state...
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