Wis. High Court Enforces Asbestos Exclusion In Property Row

Law360, New York (January 2, 2014, 6:56 PM EST) -- Wisconsin's Supreme Court recently freed American Family Mutual Insurance Co. from covering a lawsuit claiming the sellers of an apartment building hid the presence of asbestos on the property, giving force to a broadly worded asbestos exclusion.

The high court upheld a lower court's decision, and an appeals court's affirmation, in favor of American Family in a coverage battle over claims that the apartment building's sellers did not disclose to property buyers that the apartment building likely had asbestos-wrapped ducts.

Shortly after purchasing the building, the...
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