Norfolk Units Win Coverage For Ga. Car-Train Collision

Law360, New York (June 3, 2016, 9:48 PM EDT) -- A Georgia federal judge on Friday ruled that Liberty Surplus Insurance Corp. cannot duck coverage for Norfolk Southern Railway Co. subsidiaries for claims arising from a 2011 car-train collision in the state, saying there's no exclusion in a contractor's policy for property owned by a subsidiary.

U.S. District Judge Hugh Lawson said in granting the railway's motion for summary judgment that there's no language in the policy that expressly excludes coverage to any of Norfolk's subsidiaries. The policy is intended to insure the company for liability arising under a "crossing contract" between the railway and a contractor, NaturChem, hired to control vegetation...

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