3rd Circ. Largely Reverses Asbestos Insurance Ruling

Law360, New York (April 2, 2009, 12:00 AM EDT) -- An appeals court has reversed much of a decision issued by a lower court in an insurance dispute over asbestos-related claims between AstenJohnson Inc. and two insurance companies, Columbia Casualty Co. and American Insurance Co.

In an order issued late Thursday, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit said AstenJohnson was in fact entitled to a jury trial on a series of declaratory judgment claims, reversing that part of the lower court's ruling, and remanded the case for further proceedings consistent with the appeals...
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