Barge Co. Owed Coverage In Injury Suit: 5th Circ.

Law360, New York (July 28, 2011, 7:06 PM EDT) -- The Fifth Circuit on Thursday affirmed that repair company Tubal-Cain Marine Services Inc. was obligated to defend and indemnify Crowley Marine Services Inc. in a workplace injury suit arising from repairs performed by a Tubal-Cain subcontractor on a Crowley barge.

But a three-judge panel also upheld a Texas federal court's ruling that Crowley was not entitled to additional coverage under Tubal-Cain's insurance policy with One Beacon Insurance Co.

Tubal-Cain had argued that the original oral agreement between the companies did not include obligations to defend and...
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