Liberty Mutual On Hook For NY Dam Failure: Court

Law360, New York (February 1, 2010, 4:34 PM EST) -- Overturning a lower court decision, a New York appeals court has ruled that Liberty Mutual Insurance Co. must cover defense and indemnification costs related to the failure of a dam in upstate New York.

The State of New York Supreme Court, Appellate Division on Thursday otherwise affirmed the Supreme Court of Albany County's decision in an insurance dispute stemming from the July 2005 failure of the Hadlock Pond dam, owned by the town of Fort Ann, N.Y.

The lower court had denied the town's summary judgment...
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