Chartis Affiliate Dealt Setback In Drywall Coverage Suit

Law360, New York (January 26, 2012, 8:08 PM EST) -- A Colorado state magistrate judge dealt a blow to a Chartis Inc. affiliate last week by ruling that Massachusetts, rather than Florida, law applies to the policy it issued to a building materials company pursuing coverage of defective Chinese drywall claims.

Chartis affiliate Granite State Mutual Insurance Co. had argued that Florida law applied to its insurance contract with Rosen Building Supplies Inc., which was hit with lawsuits alleging property damage and physical injuries caused by problem drywall, which can emit sulfur gases that corrode electrical...
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