Travelers Sues Parts Maker To Duck Asbestos Suit Coverage

Law360, Chicago (October 18, 2013, 6:10 PM EDT) -- Travelers Indemnity Co. is seeking to avoid defending or indemnifying electrical parts manufacturer Thomas & Betts numerous asbestos lawsuits, according to a lawsuit removed to New Jersey federal court Friday.

The suit, originally filed in New Jersey state court in August, seeks a declaration laying out the insurer’s obligations to Thomas & Betts and subsidiary Amerace Corp. under several insurance policies, with the insurer raising a variety of defenses against coverage.

“Travelers denies that it has any obligation to defend and/or indemnify the policyholders in...
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