Lexington Wants No Part In $285M Pella Class Action

Law360, New York (August 3, 2012, 4:10 PM EDT) -- The Lexington Insurance Co. on Thursday said it has no responsibility to defend or indemnify window and door maker Pella Corp. in the company’s fight against a $285 million Canadian class action alleging its products are susceptible to condensation, wood rot and leaks.

According to its complaint, filed in Iowa federal district court, Lexington said the types of violations alleged in the Canadian lawsuit do not meet the definition of an “occurrence” under the umbrella, excess and commercial general liability policies Pella has with the insurer....
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