Contribution Owed To Insurer For Defense Costs, 8th Circuit Panel Affirms

Mealey's (February 10, 2016, 11:21 AM EST) -- ST. LOUIS — The Eighth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals on Feb. 9 affirmed a district court’s ruling that an insurer is entitled to contribution from a second insurer that is responsible for one-seventh of the defense costs spent in defending the insured in four underlying benzene-related lawsuits (Continental Casualty Co. v. National Union Fire Insurance Company of Pittsburgh, Pa., et al., No. 15-1547, 8th Cir.).

(Opinion available. Document #03-160217-001Z.)

Continental Casualty Co. filed suit in the U.S. District Court for the District of Minnesota against...
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