Calif. Court Limits Post-Operations Asbestos Coverage

Law360, New York (February 1, 2013, 9:20 PM EST) -- A California judge on Thursday tentatively limited the amount of coverage available for asbestos injury claims against Plant Insulation Co. under policies covering Plant after it stopped installing asbestos-containing products, siding with insurers on how to define "completed operations" subject to policy limits.

In a nearly 50-page opinion, Judge John Munter said he agreed with insurers that an aggregate policy limit for completed operations applies when an injury occurs during a policy period but after Plant stopped distributing or installing asbestos-containing products.

Plant had contended that...
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