Lloyd's Counters Coverage Claims In Teck Enviro Case

Law360, New York (February 17, 2010, 1:21 PM EST) -- Several Lloyd's of London underwriters have hit back at Canadian mining company Teck Metals Ltd.'s new breach of contract claim in an insurance coverage dispute stemming from the contamination of a Washington lake, arguing that their policies contain no duty to defend and that the claim is not ripe.

In its answer filed in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Washington on Tuesday, the London market insurers asserted 36 defenses to the breach of contract claim raised in Teck's Jan. 26 fourth amended...
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