AXA Fights Liability Over Tugboat Pipeline Crash

Law360, New York (October 2, 2009, 1:40 PM EDT) -- AXA Re Property & Casualty Insurance Co. has shot back in a suit lodged by American Guarantee and Liability Insurance Co., asserting it should not be held liable for coverage of an oil spill cleanup resulting from a tugboat crash into a BP Oil Pipeline Co. pipeline.

The insurer on Thursday answered an amended complaint in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana, denying liability for payments that American Guarantee alleges AXA owes as the insurer of a tugboat owned by Crosby Tuggs...
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