Imperial, XL Resolve Refinery Explosion Coverage Row

Law360, New York (September 2, 2011, 3:44 PM EDT) -- Imperial Sugar Co. agreed Thursday to drop its suit accusing XL Insurance America Inc. of breaking an obligation to cover defense costs in two dozen personal injury cases stemming from a Georgia sugar refinery explosion.

In a stipulation, Imperial and XL said the year-old dispute should be dismissed without prejudice.

An explosion at Imperial’s Port Wentworth, Ga., facility in 2008 killed 14 workers and injured 36 others, and a government probe blamed the accident on poorly designed and maintained equipment caused sugar dust to accumulate. In...
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Case Information

Case Title

Imperial Sugar Company v. XL Insurance America, Inc.

Case Number



Texas Southern

Nature of Suit


Date Filed

October 1, 2010

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