Travelers' Challenge To Asbestos Claims Thwarted

Law360, New York (February 9, 2010, 1:13 PM EST) -- In the face of a jurisdictional challenge from Travelers Casualty and Surety Co., a district judge has kept alive a lawsuit by Alfa Laval Inc. that seeks insurance coverage for the defense costs of asbestos exposure claims lodged in various U.S. states against the Swedish engineering equipment company.

In an opinion Friday, Judge Henry E. Hudson of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia denied Travelers' motion to dismiss the suit, rejecting the insurer's argument that it was similar enough to a suit...
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