Estee Lauder Unit Escapes Insurer's Suit Over Attys' Costs

Law360, Los Angeles (June 17, 2013, 4:53 PM EDT) -- OneBeacon Insurance Group can't recoup from a noninsured affiliate of Estee Lauder Company some of the $3.8 million in defense costs the insurer paid in litigation over Estee Lauder's alleged hazardous waste dumping, according to a New York state court order posted Monday.

The insurer claimed it wasn't obligated to defend Whitman Packaging Corporation — a subsidiary of Aramis Inc. that in turn is a subsidiary of the cosmetics company — under the terms of an insurance policy that didn't specifically cover the unit. Supreme Court...
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