Insurer Can't Compel Arbitration In $12M Halliburton Row

Law360, Dallas (October 10, 2017, 8:37 PM EDT) -- An insurer can’t force Halliburton Energy Services Inc. to arbitrate a dispute over whether it's liable for about $12 million the insurer paid Statoil ASA for an explosion at an Ohio oil and gas site where Halliburton was conducting fracking operations, a Texas federal judge held Tuesday.

Ironshore Speciality Insurance Co. had issued a site pollution legal liability select policy to Statoil — with Halliburton contends names it as an additional insured — for a crude petroleum and natural gas facility in Ohio. After a June...
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