Travelers Policies Cover Arch Coal Unit, Judge Says

Law360, New York (August 27, 2013, 8:17 PM EDT) -- A Missouri federal judge ruled Tuesday that Travelers Indemnity Insurance Co. of America violated its duty to defend an Arch Coal Inc. unit against lawsuits brought by workers who were injured in a crane accident.

U.S. District Judge Catherine Perry held that Travelers should have defended the suits blaming Thunder Basin Coal Co. LLC's negligence for the workers' injuries, finding that the mine owner was an additional insured under policies issued to contractor Earth Works Solutions Inc.

Travelers told the court that Thunder Basin should only...
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