OneBeacon Tries To Shake Coverage Suit Over Calif. Fire

Law360, New York (December 22, 2011, 1:58 PM EST) -- OneBeacon America Insurance Co. on Wednesday claimed it had no duty to defend NextG Networks Inc. against a California state board's investigation into whether NextG insufficiently maintained utility poles that fell and sparked a nearly 4,000-acre fire in Malibu, Calif., in 2007.

In a motion to dismiss filed in California federal court, OneBeacon argued that the investigation by the California Public Utilities Commission did not constitute a suit under NextG's insurance policy or California insurance law.

A suit, according to OneBeacon, must include a complaint that...
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