8th Circ. Grants New Trial In $4M Ethanol Insurance Row

Law360, New York (November 3, 2011, 7:52 PM EDT) -- The Eighth Circuit ordered a new trial Thursday in a $4 million dispute between KAAPA Ethanol LLC and its insurer, saying a lower court had given the jury incorrect instructions on whether KAAPA's insurance would cover a structural collapse at a Nebraska ethanol distillery.

A Nebraska federal jury ruled in March 2010 that Affiliated FM Insurance Co. should pay more than $4 million to cover structural repairs and business interruption at KAAPA's Kearney County, Neb., distillery, which converts corn into a biofuel gasoline additive. Affiliated had...
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