Insurer Sues Asbestos Client Who Won't Drop Nixon Peabody

Law360, Philadelphia (March 10, 2014, 1:45 PM EDT) -- Pennsylvania Manufacturers' Association Insurance Co. on Friday sued a policyholder that it represents in a series of asbestos suits, arguing in Pennsylvania state court that the company's failure to transfer the defense of the lawsuits from Nixon Peabody LLP to Marin Goodman LLP has put an end to the insurer’s responsibilities.

The insurer said that it told Pennsylvania-based industrial group Harsco Corp. that it would be removing the defense of the asbestos suits from Nixon Peabody to Marin Goodman, but that the company has refused to...
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