Liberty Mutual Freed From Excess Insurers' Asbestos Suit

Law360, Los Angeles (June 4, 2013, 4:04 PM EDT) -- A New York state appeals court on Tuesday dismissed a lawsuit in which excess insurance companies demanded that Liberty Mutual Insurance Co. help pay for decades-old asbestos claims facing a Massachusetts pump manufacturer, saying New York wasn't a convenient forum for the claims.

Upholding a state judge's dismissal of the suit in August 2011, the appeals court decided that Warren Pumps LLC and Liberty Mutual had their principal places of business in Massachusetts at the time of the alleged asbestos exposure. The court also noted that...
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