Ex-WR Grace Workers Seek OK To Sue Insurer Over Asbestos

By Lance Duroni (October 22, 2014, 4:28 PM EDT) -- Two former W.R. Grace & Co. employees asked a Delaware bankruptcy judge on Tuesday for reassurance that their planned lawsuit against Maryland Casualty Co. won't run afoul of the company's confirmed bankruptcy plan, saying the injunction barring asbestos-related suits against Grace and others doesn't apply to their claims against the insurer.

Ralph Hutt and Carl Osborn, who allege they were sickened from asbestos exposure at Grace's Libby, Montana, mill, plan to sue Maryland Casualty for negligence and bad faith in connection with its role as Grace's workers' compensation and occupational disease insurer, according to an adversary complaint filed with the bankruptcy...

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