Liberty Must Indemnify Safeway In Slip Suit: Judge

Law360, New York (May 4, 2009, 12:00 AM EDT) -- A federal judge has ordered Liberty Mutual Insurance Co. to pay defense and settlement costs to Safeway Inc., dealing a defeat to the insurer in connection with the grocer's settlement of an underlying slip-and-fall liability lawsuit.

Liberty Mutual owes indemnity under a general liability policy as well as costs for defending the underlying case, Judge Harvey Bartle III ruled Thursday in the U.S. District Court for the District of Delaware.

The liability stems from the fall of a Valerio's Produce Inc. truck driver who was making...
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