Mo. Law Governs Policies In Asbestos Claims: NY Judge

Law360, New York (April 15, 2011, 7:41 PM EDT) -- A New York state judge ruled Friday that Missouri law should govern insurance policies between Royal Indemnity Co. and a Fischbach Corp. subsidiary facing wrongful death and injury claims over asbestos exposure.

Natkin & Co. had insufficient contacts with New York before its acquisition by New York-based Fischbach, giving Missouri law precedent over the insurance policies, Justice Ira Gammerman, a judicial hearing officer, decided last week in the Supreme Court of the State of New York, County of New York.

Royal had issued commercial general liability...
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