United Fire Must Defend Contractor In Injury Litigation

Law360, New York (January 28, 2013, 4:38 PM EST) -- A Missouri federal judge said Monday that United Fire & Casualty Co. must cover a contractor in litigation over the allegedly harmful effects of a concrete sealant it uses, finding that ambiguity in the policy and case law favors the contractor.

United Fire, which agreed to defend Titan Contractors Service Inc. in underlying personal injury suits subject to a reservation of rights, had sought a declaratory judgment that coverage was not owed, but U.S. District Judge Charles A. Shaw said Monday that a pollution exclusion cited...
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Case Title

United Fire & Casualty Company v. Titan Contractors Service, Inc.


Case Number

4:10-cv-02076

Court

Missouri Eastern

Nature of Suit

Insurance

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Charles A. Shaw

Date Filed

November 2, 2010

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