Thermos Prevails In Asbestos Suit Coverage Fight

Law360, New York (June 30, 2011, 1:01 PM EDT) -- An Illinois federal judge ruled Wednesday that Safety National Casualty Corp. must reimburse the Thermos Co. for defense costs incurred in a lawsuit that claimed Thermos exposed a former, now-deceased employee to asbestos-containing products.

U.S. District Judge James Zagel said the insurer must compensate Thermos, named in the complaint as TKK USA Inc., despite a high likelihood the underlying suit will be unsuccessful because it should have been brought under the Illinois Occupational Diseases Act.

"The facts in the underlying complaint allege liability under the policy,...
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Case Title

TKK USA, Inc. v. Safety National Casualty Corporation


Case Number

1:10-cv-08146

Court

Illinois Northern

Nature of Suit

110(Contract: Insurance)

Judge

Honorable James B. Zagel

Date Filed

December 21, 2010

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