Asbestosis Exclusions Mean Just That: Texas Court

Law360, New York (March 13, 2009, 12:00 AM EDT) -- In a case involving bankrupt copper mining company Asarco LLC, a Texas state court judge has ruled that insurance policy exclusions barring coverage of asbestosis claims do not bar coverage for claims involving other asbestos-related diseases.

Judge J. Manuel Banales of the District Court of Nueces County, Texas, 105th Judicial District, on Wednesday granted a motion for partial summary judgment in favor of Asarco, which had asked the court to declare that an asbestosis exclusion in the policy from its insurer Fireman's Fund Insurance Co. applied...
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