Insurers Must Back Tyson In Chicken Litter Suits: Judge

Law360, New York (September 1, 2011, 8:01 PM EDT) -- A Delaware judge ruled Wednesday that five insurers must defend poultry producer Tyson Foods Inc. in litigation over chicken litter that allegedly polluted Arkansas waters, putting the insurers on the hook for about $30 million in attorneys' fees.

Tyson's insurers — Fireman's Fund Insurance Co., Interstate Fire and Casualty Co., Hartford Accident and Indemnity Co., Arrowood Indemnity Co., and the Travelers Indemnity Co. — all had pollution exclusions in policies covering the Arkansas chicken production facilities from 1972 to 1995, Judge M. Jane Brady ruled that...
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