Texas Plant's $1M Policy Leaves Blast Victims In The Lurch

Law360, New York (May 06, 2013, 10:22 PM ET) -- The fertilizer plant that exploded in West, Texas, last month had only $1 million in liability insurance, an unusually paltry amount that will force victims to scramble to find other responsible parties who could cover some of the $100 million in expected insured losses.

West Fertilizer spokesman Daniel Keeney told Law360 on Monday that the plant had a primary liability policy with U.S. Fire Insurance Co., but no excess or umbrella policies. Keeney said he knew of no other insurance policies covering the plant, which was ripped apart...
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