Insurers Want Help Defending 'Popcorn Lung' Suits

Law360, New York (April 9, 2010, 5:27 PM EDT) -- Arrowood Indemnity Co. and a group of popcorn flavoring makers have sued Travelers Property Casualty Company of America and Atlantic Mutual Insurance Co. for a share of the cost of defending against lawsuits by former popcorn plant employees who claim they were sickened by flavoring used in the products.

The plaintiffs claim that Atlantic Mutual and Travelers have issued Kerry Inc. and other popcorn flavoring makers policies that provide coverage for the “popcorn lung” cases, but to date have refused to pay any share of the...
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