Insurers Can't Duck Defending PVC Maker In Nevada's Suit

Law360, Los Angeles (August 23, 2012, 9:58 PM EDT) -- A California judge issued a tentative decision Thursday finding HDI-Gerling America Insurance Co. and a Chartis Inc. company must defend J-M Manufacturing Co. in the state of Nevada’s lawsuit accusing the company of providing defective PVC pipe.

Los Angeles Superior Court Judge John Shepard Wiley Jr.'s tentative ruling means the insurers could be forced to shell out large attorneys’ fees to defend J-M against a lawsuit in California state court brought by Nevada, three other states and dozens of municipalities and water districts accusing the company...
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