Insurer Wants Out Of Asphalt Slab Injury Suit

Law360 (January 12, 2021, 8:50 PM EST) -- A South Carolina-based insurance company has asked a federal judge to find that it has no duty to indemnify a contracting company in an underlying suit brought by a woman who was struck by a large slab of asphalt that shot out of a truck after it was dislodged by an employee of the contractor.

Canal Insurance Co. said in a Monday complaint that C.W. Matthews Contracting Co. Inc. does not qualify as an insured under the business auto liability policy the insurer issued to Powell's Trucking LLC, which employed the woman who filed the underlying suit in a Georgia state...

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