OneBeacon Unit Sanctioned For Discovery Failures

Law360, New York (January 31, 2014, 3:09 PM EST) -- A Washington state judge on Thursday ordered a OneBeacon Insurance Group unit to pay monetary sanctions for its “willful and dilatory” failure to produce claims file documents in an insurance dispute stemming from a lawsuit over environmental contamination.

Judge Julie Spector concluded the sanctions were called for because Employers' Fire Insurance Co. had willfully created significant delays in the discovery process and failed to produce all of the documents requested by the plaintiffs, which are suing EFIC over its handling of litigation claiming that Westco Inc.,...
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