Liberty Mutual Must Cover Asbestos Suits: Wis. Court

Law360, New York (January 29, 2009, 12:00 AM EST) -- In a decision that could substantially affect insurance cases in the state, the Wisconsin Supreme Court has ruled that Liberty Mutual Group must provide full coverage for asbestos litigation involving Plastics Engineering Co., even though some of the asbestos exposure occurred in years when the materials company’s liability insurance barred such coverage.

The Supreme Court of Wisconsin ruled in a split decision Thursday that all of the accumulated asbestos exposure alleged by claimants in suits against Plastics Engineering Co. qualified as single injuries and “occurrences” under...
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