Insurer Revisits 5th Circ. Win After Uproar Over Exclusions

Law360, New York (August 1, 2012, 8:49 PM EDT) -- Amerisure Insurance Co. took the rare step Monday of asking the Fifth Circuit to let the Texas Supreme Court decide key questions raised in a coverage suit it already won against a construction company, after construction industry groups and insurance brokers decried the ruling for broadening the scope of contractual liability exclusions.

In 2-1 ruling handed down in June, the Fifth Circuit held that Amerisure had no duty under a commercial general liability policy to defend Ewing Construction Co. Inc. against a school district's lawsuit over...
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