Doe Run Sues Insurer Over Lead Class Action Costs

Law360, New York (October 6, 2010, 4:32 PM EDT) -- Doe Run Resources Corp. has filed suit against Lexington Insurance Co., hoping to force the insurer to cover defense costs in a putative class action that claims a mine waste site the lead producer operates in Missouri has exposed local children to hazardous metals.

Doe Run said in a complaint filed Tuesday in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri that Lexington breached its policy obligations by refusing to cover the company and based its denial on “improperly narrow” readings of the underlying...
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