Tanning Co. Nixes Appeal After Liberty Mutual Settlement

Law360, New York (October 12, 2011, 4:43 PM EDT) -- A hide-tanning company's appeal of a decision protecting Liberty Mutual Insurance Co. from paying defense costs in third-party pollution lawsuits was dismissed Tuesday after its $235,000 settlement with Liberty Mutual was approved by a Maine bankruptcy judge.

In approving Prime Tanning Co.'s voluntary motion to drop the appeal, the First Circuit brought to a close a case that began when the tanning company, both its Maine and Missouri branches, was hit with more than a dozen pollution lawsuits that alleged Prime Tanning used hexavalent chromium —...
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