Zurich Can't Weigh In On $33M Asbestos Verdict

Law360 (October 14, 2020, 7:08 PM EDT) -- A North Carolina federal judge on Wednesday shot down a bid by Zurich American Insurance Co. to void a $30 million judgment in a case that found its insured was responsible for a former employee's death from asbestos, saying the insurer's "weak legal arguments" don't show a reason to undo the judgment.

U.S. District Judge Catherine Eagles criticized Zurich's motion to intervene in Ann Finch's suit against Covil Corp., saying that the "newly discovered evidence" Zurich cites is something it should have been well aware of years ago, and it can't now swoop in at the 11th hour after the final...

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