Essex Tries To Dodge Army's $3M Fire Damage Claim

Law360, New York (October 5, 2012, 12:15 PM EDT) -- Essex Insurance Co. Inc. has asked a Virginia federal judge for a declaratory judgment that it does not need to cover a $3 million insurance claim from the U.S. Army for property damage allegedly caused by a subcontractor's blowtorch mishap.

The insurance company argues in a suit filed Oct. 1 that it does not need to pay claims or defend subcontractor Y&J Construction Inc. for fire damage that occurred in August during roofing work at a U.S. Army base in Fort Belvoir, Va., because the policy's...
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