Liberty Mutual Unit Can't Dodge Pipeline Maker's Contract Suit

Law360, New York (September 25, 2013, 2:33 PM EDT) -- A federal judge on Tuesday denied a Liberty Mutual Insurance Co. unit’s bid to quash or transfer a pipeline manufacturer’s breach of contract lawsuit challenging the insurer’s choice of attorneys to defend the manufacturer against a $50 million construction and property damage claim.

Perma-Pipe Inc. is arguing that it should be allowed to hire attorneys from Laurie & Brennan LLP to defend the company against claims that its faulty piping system is to blame for a spill that caused $50 million in damage at the University...
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Case Information

Case Title

Perma-Pipe, Inc. v. Liberty Surplus Insurance Corporation

Case Number



Illinois Northern

Nature of Suit

110(Contract: Insurance)


Honorable Ronald A. Guzman

Date Filed

April 17, 2013

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