Insurer Escapes NYC Skyscraper Fire Coverage Suit

Law360, New York (January 27, 2014, 2:42 PM EST) -- A New York state judge on Friday tossed URS Corp.’s suit alleging Hudson Specialty Insurance Co. must cover URS against personal injury claims filed by firefighters and their families after a blaze at a building that was damaged during the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks.

The fire started in August 2007 during the deconstruction of the former Deutsche Bank building at the World Trade Center site in lower Manhattan, where a fire killed two firefighters and smoke injured others. Odyssey Re Holdings Corp. subsidiary Hudson argued its...
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