Crystal Co. Seeks Appellate Clarity In Plant Blast Ruling

Law360, New York (October 12, 2012, 4:25 PM EDT) -- NDK Crystal Inc. asked an Illinois federal judge on Thursday to certify its interlocutory appeal of an order allowing Nipponkoa Insurance Co. Ltd. to fight coverage for a fatal 2009 synthetic crystal plant explosion, saying the ruling presents an issue of first impression.

NDK is seeking appellate clarification of the court’s Sept. 26 order vacating a ruling that barred Nipponkoa from attempting to avoid coverage for a fatal explosion at an Illinois NDK facility by arguing it is not liable because the crystal manufacturer knew the...
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Case Information

Case Title

Nipponkoa Insurance Company, Limited (U.S. Branch) v. NDK Crystal, Inc. et al

Case Number



Illinois Northern

Nature of Suit

110(Contract: Insurance)


Honorable Frederick J. Kapala

Date Filed

July 12, 2011

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