Texas Judge Punts On Cement-Dust Coverage Suit

Law360, Houston (May 13, 2013, 8:15 PM EDT) -- A Texas federal judge has declined to rule on an effort by Continental Insurance Co. to dodge payment of legal fees incurred by cement manufacturing companies fighting more than four dozen pollution lawsuits, finding that the dispute should be considered in California.

U.S. District Judge Sidney A. Fitzwater on May 6 determined that he should abstain from ruling on Continental’s request for a judicial determination that it owes no duty to defend the cement companies, because a similar pair of lawsuits by Central National Insurance Co....
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