No Coverage For Defective Vinyl Adhesive Product Claims, 8th Circuit Affirms

Mealey's (August 12, 2015, 2:32 PM EDT) -- ST. PAUL, Minn. — The Eighth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals on Aug. 11 affirmed a lower federal court’s ruling that there is no coverage under a general liability insurance policy for a $5 million lawsuit alleging that a manufacturer insured's vinyl adhesive product was defective, finding that a 2008 spreadsheet between the insured and the underlying claimant “cannot reasonably be understood as anything other than a demand for relief” (Ritrama, Inc. v. HDI-Gerling America Insurance Co., No. 14-3392, 8th Cir.; 2015 U.S. App. LEXIS 14018)....
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