First Suits Over Texas Plant Explosion Trickle In

Law360, New York (April 24, 2013, 4:19 PM EDT) -- A group of insurers and individual plaintiffs recently launched the first suits in an expected deluge of litigation against the owner of a Texas fertilizer plant that exploded last week, claiming the lives of up to 15 people and devastating the small town of West, Texas.

The first suit, brought on Friday by four insurers as subrogees of various individuals and local business affected by the explosion, claims the deadly April 17 blast was caused by West Fertilizer Co. parent Adair Grain Inc.’s negligent acts and...
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