Colo. Law Governs $11.5M Suit Against Travelers, Judge Says

Law360, New York (March 7, 2014, 3:34 PM EST) -- A Colorado federal judge on Thursday rejected arguments by Travelers Insurance Co. and several other insurers that a construction company’s suit for coverage of a $11.5 million property damage settlement should be governed by Utah law, finding that Colorado had a stronger interest in the case.

Siding with Utah-based Okland Construction Co. Inc., U.S. District Judge Lewis T. Babcock ruled that Colorado had “substantial” connections to the suit, since the construction company’s policies related to a condominium project in Durango, Colo., and the state had enacted...
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