Insurers Defeat Ex-Coke Unit's Asbestos Coverage Claims

Law360, New York (January 13, 2012, 8:56 PM EST) -- A Wisconsin state judge on Friday shot down a former Coca-Cola Co. subsidiary's attempts to force three insurance companies to provide equal coverage for defense costs against asbestos-related claims, as one of the insurers' policies contained no defense obligation.

In a decision issued Tuesday and unsealed Friday, Milwaukee County Circuit Court Judge Timothy Witkowiak sided with defendants AIU Insurance Co., Lexington Insurance Co. and National Union Fire Insurance Co. of Pittsburgh, Pa., denying Cleaver-Brooks Inc.'s motion for partial summary judgment that would have forced Lexington to...
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