Sinkhole Insurers Can't Escape Brine Co.'s Claims

Law360, New York (January 10, 2017, 5:23 PM EST) -- A Louisiana federal judge has denied four insurance companies’ motions for dismissal in a suit arising from a massive sinkhole that opened near the underground operations of Texas Brine Co., saying Monday that the companies merely reheated arguments already rejected elsewhere.

The sprawling litigation contains brine company Texas Brine’s claims against third-party insurance companies it says should have to foot the bill over the sinkhole that opened in 2012 near a 3,400-foot-deep salt cavern leased by the company in Assumption Parish, Louisiana, on land owned by Occidental Chemical...
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