Travelers Can't Ditch Defense Coverage Suit Over PCB Claims

Law360, New York (December 8, 2017, 9:19 PM EST) -- Travelers Indemnity Co. can’t shut down a potentially billion-dollar coverage dispute with Magnetek Inc. just because the plaintiff failed to add another company as a defendant, an Illinois federal court ruled Thursday, meaning the insurer will have to win on the merits to avoid being drawn into an underlying suit by Monsanto Co.

Magnetek is facing the prospect of footing the bill for nearly 50 lawsuits worth potentially billions of dollars against Monsanto over the agrochemical giant’s production of hazardous polychlorinated biphenyls, or PCBs, via a...
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