Bituminous Wins Appeal On Coverage For Well Explosion

Law360, New York (August 2, 2013, 8:00 PM EDT) -- An Illinois appeals court on Tuesday overturned a decision requiring Bituminous Casualty Corp. to provide greater coverage for injuries from a deadly oil well explosion, finding that a lower policy limit clearly applied to the dispute.

The focus of the coverage dispute was whether the aggregate policy limit or the significantly lower policy limit per occurrence should apply to injuries suffered by oil well workers from a 2008 well explosion in White County, Ill.

Siding against the oil well workers, the appeals court reversed the lower...
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