Zurich Must Pay Some Defense Costs In Asbestos Suits

Law360, Wilmington (April 17, 2012, 8:59 PM EDT) -- A Missouri federal judge on Tuesday put Zurich American Insurance Co. on the hook for a portion of U.S. Engineering Co.’s defense costs in a class action and related personal injury suit over asbestos contamination at a Kansas City courthouse.

Zurich originally sued U.S. Engineering and others in June 2010 to avoid covering the contractor in two suits filed in the Circuit Court of Jackson County, including a putative class action seeking medical monitoring services because of asbestos fibers allegedly released during work at the Jackson...
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