Refinery Must Arbitrate $21M Lost Biz Coverage Suit

Law360, New York (December 16, 2013, 6:05 PM EST) -- A federal judge on Thursday tossed most of United Refining Co.’s lawsuit seeking coverage from a group of insurers for $20.5 million in lost business stemming from a crude oil pipeline rupture and ruled the remaining claims must be  decided in arbitration.

United had alleged that the insurers — National Union Fire Insurance Co. of Pittsburgh, Pa.; Allianz Global Risks U.S. Insurance Co.; Certain Underwriters at Lloyd’s of London; XL Insurance Ltd.; Swiss Re International SE; Chartis and Crawford & Co. — failed to honor its...
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