Travelers Appeal Nixed In Refinery Fire Benefits Case

Law360, New York (October 22, 2008, 12:00 AM EDT) -- A federal appeals court has ruled in favor of ConocoPhillips Co. in a battle with an insurer stemming from a fatal refinery fire, holding that ConocoPhillips predecessor Tosco Corp. didn't breach its workers' compensation insurance policy with Travelers Property Casualty Co. of America, and affirming the trial court's judgment.

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit handed down its decision on Monday in the case, which traces its roots back to a February 1999 fire at the Tosco Avon Refinery in Martinez, Calif., that...
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