Weyerhaeuser Seeks Defense Coverage Of 130 Asbestos Suits

Law360, New York (March 11, 2013, 6:19 PM EDT) -- An exasperated Weyerhaeuser Co. sued two insurers Monday, demanding coverage under policies spanning nearly three decades for about 130 pending asbestos suits and all future asbestos injury claims stemming from the timber company's old shipping operations.

According to a complaint in Washington federal court, defendants Continental Insurance Co. and Marine Office of America Corp. have for years been lax in responding to Weyerhaeuser's requests for coverage for the underlying injury suits, even though they previously covered similar claims from the 1980s until the mid-2000s without putting...
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