Liberty Mutual Drags Sompo Into Duty To Defend Suit

Law360, New York (April 27, 2009, 12:00 AM EDT) -- Liberty Mutual has dragged Sompo Japan Insurance Co. of America into a suit that claims that Liberty Mutual must pay defense and settlement costs incurred by a construction company sued over damage to property at one of its construction projects.

In a third-party complaint filed Friday in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California, Liberty Mutual claims that Sompo is obligated to defend and indemnify Taisei Construction Corp. in litigation brought by property owners alleging damage and water intrusion at a mixed residential...
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