Insurers Prevail In Suit Over Fatal Electrical Explosion

Law360, New York (July 13, 2012, 4:10 PM EDT) -- A Connecticut federal judge on Wednesday ruled St. Paul Fire & Marine Insurance Co. and Utica Mutual Insurance Co. don’t have to pay $8 million in settlements incurred by two utilities for an explosion in an underground electrical vault that killed one worker and injured another.

Plaintiffs Northeast Utilities Service Co. and The Connecticut Light & Power Co. cannot collect from the insurers because they are protected by an exclusion in a contract with American Electrical Testing Co., the insurers' client and the company that furnished...
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