Walter Energy Sues National Union For Slurry Spill Coverage

Law360, New York (October 18, 2012, 2:01 PM EDT) -- Coal company Walter Energy Inc. brought suit Wednesday asking the Alabama federal court to declare that National Union Fire Insurance Co. of Pittsburgh, Pa., is obligated to cover it for millions of dollars in cleanup costs from a 2011 coal slurry spill.

Walter Energy and its subsidiary Jim Walter Resources Inc. claim National Union wrongfully denied coverage for cleanup and remediation costs from the July 2011 spill of coal slurry, which is a byproduct made up of water and fine rock particles left behind when coal...
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