Anheuser Sues Insurer For $8M Club Fire Settlement

Law360, New York (July 14, 2011, 1:18 PM EDT) -- Anheuser-Busch Cos. Inc. sued National Union Fire Insurance Co. of Pittsburgh, Pa., in Missouri federal court on Wednesday seeking $8 million to cover defense and settlement costs in a suit over an infamous Rhode Island nightclub fire that killed 100 people in 2003.

Anheuser-Busch's suit accuses National Union of breach of contract and vexatious refusal to pay.

According to the brewing giant, National Union should have reimbursed Anheuser-Busch the $8 million it spent defending itself and the $5 million settlement it eventually agreed to, minus a...
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