Philly Jury Affirms Asbestos Exclusions In Coverage Row

Law360, Philadelphia (January 15, 2014, 4:05 PM EST) -- General Refractories Co.'s bid to skirt liability in several asbestos-related product liability suits was dealt a blow Wednesday after a Philadelphia jury rejected arguments that Pennsylvania insurance regulators had made a policy of unilaterally denying exclusions for asbestos coverage sought by insurers.

The jury, which began deliberations in the case late Tuesday afternoon, found there was not sufficient evidence to support GRC’s contention that the Pennsylvania Insurance Department would have denied asbestos exclusions being relied on by a group of defendant insurers to avoid paying claims...
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