3rd Circ. Backs Carrier In Asbestos Coverage Battle

Law360, New York (July 8, 2009, 12:00 AM EDT) -- Reviving a tortuous dispute between National Mutual Fire Insurance Co. and insulation installer George V. Hamilton Inc., a federal appeals court has ruled that the lower court inappropriately dismissed the carrier’s call for arbitration of asbestos-related claims.

In a precedential ruling Monday, Judges Julio Fuentes, Kent Jordan and Richard Nygaard of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit held that a prior lawsuit between Hamilton and other insurers over coverage for asbestos-related claims did not in fact preclude Nationwide from seeking to enforce an...
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