Insurer Sues Bechtel Over FEMA Trailer Suit Coverage

Law360, New York (May 18, 2010, 1:40 PM EDT) -- Nationwide Mutual Insurance Co. has asked a federal court to rule that it does not have a duty to defend or indemnify contractor Bechtel National Inc. in lawsuits over formaldehyde in trailers provided to hurricane victims.

The insurance company filed a declaratory judgment suit Monday in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Florida. Nationwide rejected Bechtel's claims for coverage for lawsuits over the formaldehyde-laden trailers used by the Federal Emergency Management Agency as emergency housing units in the aftermath of Hurricanes Katrina and...
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