Liberty Mutual Escapes NY Asbestos Coverage Suit

Law360, New York (August 1, 2011, 5:48 PM EDT) -- A New York state judge on Monday tossed a suit against Liberty Mutual Insurance Co. demanding that the insurer help pay for decades-old asbestos claims facing a Massachusetts pump manufacturer, ruling that New York is not a convenient forum for the claims.

In an order dismissing the suit brought by insurers Century Indemnity Co. and TIG Insurance Co., Judge Anil C. Singh agreed with Liberty Mutual that the claims should be litigated in Delaware or Massachusetts, where two other suits involving the same parties and some...
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