Zurich Coverage Claims Shouldn't Be Split, 4th Circ. Told

Law360, New York (November 18, 2011, 8:36 PM EST) -- Zurich Insurance PLC told the Fourth Circuit on Thursday that a lower court had erred in splitting up a welding manufacturer’s product liability coverage claims based on different language in two sets of policies.

In a brief in the Fourth Circuit, Zurich argued that a district court had wrongfully kept claims arising under two of ESAB Group Inc.’s policies in South Carolina court while sending claims arising under five other policies to Sweden for arbitration.

ESAB sued Zurich and two other insurers in 2009 in an...
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