Shipbuilder Loses Coverage Bid For Suit Over Faulty Boats

Law360, Los Angeles (January 3, 2014, 8:49 PM EST) -- A Louisiana federal judge on Friday refused to rule that National Union Fire Insurance Co. had a duty to defend Bollinger Shipyards Inc. in a False Claims Act suit by the federal government over allegedly faulty ships, saying Bollinger failed to show the government made a claim against it during the applicable policy period. 

U.S. District Judge Sarah S. Vance denied Bollinger's motion for partial summary judgment against one of its insurers, National Union, and National Union's claims administrator, Chartis Claims Inc. Bollinger had argued the government...
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