Insurers Beats Shipyard Sandblasting Coverage Suit

By Rick Archer (July 13, 2017, 4:03 PM EDT) -- A Louisiana federal court Wednesday found two of the insurers involved in a tangle of suits over coverage for injuries allegedly caused by careless sandblasting in a Louisiana shipyard don't have to defend the shipyard, and let a third insurer out entirely on subject-matter jurisdiction grounds.

District Court Judge Susie Morgan found Lexington Insurance Co. and State National Insurance Co. do not have to defend Allied Shipyard Inc. from the pair of state court suits and released Gray Insurance Co. from claims by Great American Excess and Surplus Insurance Co.  that Gray had to contribute to the defense of Allied and...

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