La. Contractor Hits Up Insurers For Asbestos Defense

Law360, New York (October 5, 2009, 4:50 PM EDT) -- Petrochemical industrial contractor Turner Industries Group LLC has sued the Travelers Cos. Inc. and the Fireman's Fund Insurance Co., claiming the insurers owe defense and indemnification costs for thousands of underlying asbestos claims under the terms of at least eight general liability policies.

Baton Rouge, La.-based Turner Industries' complaint, filed Friday in the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Louisiana, accuses St. Paul, Minn.-based Travelers of reversing course and reneging on its commitment to defend and indemnify the plaintiff in November 2007.

The plaintiff...
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