Fluor Loses Asbestos Coverage Bid In Suit Against Hartford

Law360, San Diego (August 31, 2012, 8:24 PM EDT) -- A California appeals court on Thursday declined a bid by Fluor Corp. to disregard a 2003 state high court decision and apply an obscure state insurance law to its suit seeking Hartford Accident & Indemnity Co. cover the company’s asbestos liabilities under policies granted to its predecessor.

The three-judge panel denied Fluor’s petition for a writ of mandate to direct the lower court to grant its motion for summary adjudication that Hartford’s consent-to-assignment clauses were invalid under an 1872 statute, known as Insurance Code Section 520,...
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