CNA Sues To Dodge Engineering Firm's Asbestos Defense

Law360, New York (August 30, 2013, 2:12 PM EDT) -- CNA Financial Corp.'s Continental Insurance Co. hit energy-sector engineering and consulting firm Sargent & Lundy LLC with a declaratory judgment suit in Illinois state court on Wednesday, seeking to avoid coverage costs in a host of suits over exposure to asbestos-containing products.

CNA says it backs Sargent & Lundy’s asserted position that it has never manufactured or sold products containing asbestos and argues that it should not be made to shoulder the cost of covering the underlying actions because the only claims for which the company...
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