1st Circ. Grounds Travel Co.'s Contract Coverage Claims

Law360, New York (January 26, 2012, 5:25 PM EST) -- The First Circuit on Thursday ruled that travel company Lopez & Medina Corp. is not entitled, under a commercial general liability policy, to $10 million in coverage surrounding breach of contract claims against an airline with which it had a brief relationship.

In affirming the Puerto Rico federal court's ruling, a three-judge panel pointed to other state and federal courts and insurance treatises that have stated that commercial general liability provisions generally apply to tort, not contract, claims.

"It is generally not our role to contradict...
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