Travelers, Hartford Can't Duck Ariz. Contamination Claims

Law360, New York (October 2, 2012, 3:00 PM EDT) -- An Arizona judge on Monday denied a bid by Hartford Accident & Indemnity Co. and Travelers Casualty & Surety Co. to avoid covering Nucor Corp. in a $42 million suit brought by an Arizona subdivision over contaminated groundwater, saying evidence of a prior settlement is excluded from the suit.

Hartford and Travelers were unable to escape a suit brought by Employers Insurance of Wausau seeking equitable contribution to Nucor’s defense in the underlying suit after Judge G. Murray Snow found the insurers had failed to show...
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