Cooper Accuses AIG Unit Of Shirking Defense Duty

Law360, New York (May 21, 2009, 12:00 AM EDT) -- Cooper Tire & Rubber Co. has accused National Union Fire Insurance Co. of Pittsburgh, Pa., of failing to reimburse the company for defense costs incurred in fighting an array of litigation.

Cooper fired off a suit Wednesday against National Union, demanding that the insurer reimburse the company for $1.5 million in generic defense costs.

“National Union's refusal to reimburse Cooper for the generic defense costs constitutes a breach of the defendant's obligations under the National Union policies and the 2005 settlement agreement,” the complaint said....
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