5th Circ. Keeps Insurer On Hook In Workers' Comp Case

Law360, New York (September 23, 2010, 6:11 PM EDT) -- A federal appeals court has kept an insurer on the hook for a judgment in a negligence suit against a Texas employer that did not subscribe to the state's workers’ compensation system, saying an insurance policy exclusion barring coverage for an obligation incurred under any workers' compensation law does not apply to the case.

Affirming a district court's grant of summary judgment to Rentech Steel LLC, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit on Tuesday found that American International Specialty Lines Insurance Co. failed...
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