Nautilus' Effort To Avoid Strongwell Defense Nixed By Judge

Law360, New York (June 6, 2013, 7:21 PM EDT) -- A federal judge in Virginia held that a lawsuit claiming Strongwell Corp. supplied defective materials for power plant projects triggers Nautilus Insurance Co.'s duty to defend, nixing a slew of the insurer's arguments against defense coverage, including that there was no "occurrence."

U.S. District Judge Glen Conrad granted Strongwell's request to dismiss the insurer's claim that it had no duty to defend against a suit in which Black & Veatch claims that Strongwell provided faulty materials to a subcontractor working on projects for American Electric Power...
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