Travelers Unit Demands New Lawyer In Building Defect Suit

Law360, New York (May 22, 2013, 2:22 PM EDT) -- A Travelers Insurance Co. unit claims it has no obligation to cover an underlying building defect suit against Devcon Construction Inc. because the company refuses to accept the insurer's choice of counsel, according to a suit lodged in California federal court Tuesday.

St. Paul Fire and Marine Insurance Co. insists that its commercial general liability policy with Devcon gives the insurer full control over the attorney defending the construction company in any covered action, including a pending suit from the University of California, Santa Cruz, alleging...
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