Nationwide, GVH To Arbitrate Asbestos Coverage Spat

Law360, New York (April 13, 2010, 3:34 PM EDT) -- In a case on remand from the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit, a district judge has compelled arbitration to settle asbestos coverage claims between insulation installer Geo. V. Hamilton Inc. and its insurer Nationwide Mutual Fire Insurance Co., denying GVH's bid to toss the case.

Nationwide's demand for arbitration was timely, and its failure to assert that right as a preliminary objection was not fatal, Judge Gary L. Lancaster of the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania said in an...
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