Storage Co. Appeals Insurer's Coverage Spat Victory

Law360, New York (February 24, 2010, 5:24 PM EST) -- The owner of a refrigerated warehouse in St. Louis has challenged a jury verdict freeing Philadelphia Indemnity Insurance Co. from covering damages from a burst ammonia pipe, as well as the court’s subsequent refusal to grant the plaintiff a new trial.

Macheca Transport Co. appealed the unfavorable verdict to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit on Wednesday, looking for a judgment consistent with evidence that the plaintiff says clearly requires the insurer to cover the extensive losses from the ammonia leak at the...
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