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Pa. Judge Defends $60M Award In Asbestos Coverage Fight

Law360, Philadelphia (December 4, 2017, 5:56 PM EST) -- A Pennsylvania state court judge has defended a series of decisions leading to a combined $60 million in damages awarded to MSA Safety in a dispute over coverage for asbestos-related product liability claims against North River Insurance Co., which is appealing the matter.

Allegheny County Court of Common Pleas Judge Alan Hertzberg in an opinion filed on Nov. 29 maintained that he had properly admitted evidence and provided sound jury instructions in the initial jury trial that led to a nearly $11 million breach of contract...
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