AIG Unit Can't Dodge Defense Duty In Coal Worker Injury Suits

Law360, New York (May 3, 2013, 1:18 PM EDT) -- An American International Group Inc. affiliate failed in its bid Thursday to avoid defending underlying coal mine worker injury lawsuits filed against an Arch Coal Inc. unit, as a Missouri federal judge ruled that coverage for bodily injury under the policy applies in this case.

U.S. District Judge Catherine D. Perry agreed with Thunder Basin Coal Co. LLC's interpretation of the policy language, rejecting National Union Fire Insurance Co. of Pittsburgh, Pa.'s argument in its motion for judgment on the pleadings that the policy would only...
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