Insurer Sues To Duck Defense Of $25M Worker Death Suit

Law360, Chicago (November 13, 2013, 1:42 PM EST) -- State National Insurance Co. Inc. filed suit Tuesday to avoid covering a California construction company’s defense in a $25 million wrongful death lawsuit brought by the family of a day laborer who was buried alive in a worksite accident.

In a complaint filed in California federal court, State National said it has no duty to defend or indemnify US-Sino Investment Inc., or its owner, Richard Xin Liu, in litigation arising from the Jan. 2012 accident that killed Raul Zapata Mercado and prompted regulators to suspend the...
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Case Title

State National Insurance Company, Inc., -v-US Sino Investment et.al.


Case Number

5:13-cv-05240

Court

California Northern

Nature of Suit

Insurance

Judge

Edward J. Davila

Date Filed

November 12, 2013

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