Berkshire Unit Can't Shake Home Defect Coverage Suit

Law360, New York (April 3, 2013, 1:14 PM EDT) -- A Nevada federal judge on Tuesday said that two Swiss Re Ltd. units can continue to pursue defense coverage from a Berkshire Hathaway Inc. affiliate for construction defect litigation, shooting down the argument that the case was moot simply because the underlying suits have been settled.

Rejecting a dismissal bid from National Fire & Marine Insurance Co., U.S. District Judge Gloria M. Navarro said that the insurer cannot escape the claim that it has a duty to defend and indemnify North American Specialty Insurance Co. and...
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