Casino Insurers Want Contractors To Pay For $81M Fire

Law360, New York (March 21, 2014, 1:24 PM EDT) -- Three of a Joliet, Ill., riverboat casino operator’s insurance carriers on Wednesday sued architects, engineers and other contractors on a kitchen renovation project, saying they share responsibility for a 2009 fire and the resulting $81 million in coverage payouts.

In their complaint in Illinois court, National Fire and Marine Insurance Co., Lloyd’s Syndicate 1414 (Ascot) and Axis Insurance Co. are bringing subrogation claims based on their policies covering Empress Casino Joliet Corp., a Pennsylvania-based operator of an Egyptian-themed casino on the outskirts of Chicago.

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