3rd Circ. Backs Arbitration In Asbestos Coverage Row

Law360, New York (February 2, 2011, 2:59 PM EST) -- The Third Circuit has upheld a district judge's decision to order arbitration to settle asbestos coverage claims between insulation installer Geo. V. Hamilton Inc. and its insurer Nationwide Mutual Fire Insurance Co.

In affirming the district court's denial of GVH's motion for summary judgment and the allowance of the insurer's motion to compel arbitration, a three-judge panel in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit on Monday concluded the lower court had not erred in its determination that Nationwide's demand for arbitration was timely...
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