Cigna Must Pay For Construction Co.'s Lead Fumes Defense

Law360, New York (August 11, 2011, 6:03 PM EDT) -- A New Jersey appeals court found Thursday that Cigna Property & Casualty Cos. must pay a steel construction firm's defense of a 1995 suit alleging that it concealed evidence in a 1987 personal injury case involving bridge workers who were exposed to lead fumes.

The state appeals court reinstated a 2009 order that said Cigna had to defend the construction firm, Karl Koch Erecting Co. Inc., and pay its attorneys fees stemming from a steel workers' suit. That suit alleged Koch's counsel withheld evidence in their...
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