Pilkington Bests Insurers In Epic Coverage Spat

Law360, New York (July 28, 2009, 4:02 PM EDT) -- Dealing a resounding blow to Liberty Mutual Insurance Co. and One Beacon Insurance Co., a federal judge has determined that Pilkington North America Inc. bears its predecessor-in-interest’s right to sue the carriers for the cost of cleaning up sites contaminated decades ago and for defense against any related asbestos claims.

Weighing in on a dispute that has gone up to the state’s high court and back, Judge James G. Carr of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Ohio granted summary judgment to Pilkington...
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