4 Ways Conn. Justices Set Precedent On Asbestos Coverage

By Jeff Sistrunk (October 7, 2019, 9:55 PM EDT) -- Insurers in Connecticut may find themselves shouldering greater costs to defend asbestos injury claims after a precedential state Supreme Court ruling on Friday, but they could see some relief thanks to a holding that makes it easier for carriers to invoke so-called occupational disease exclusions to deny coverage. 

Here, Law360 looks at four questions the state justices answered in Vanderbilt Minerals LLC's massive coverage dispute with its insurers.

When Is Coverage Triggered?

The litigation dates back more than a decade and concerns Vanderbilt's efforts to secure coverage from 30 insurers for its costs to defend and settle scores of claims filed by people...

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