Date Of Injury Or Damage Is Trigger Of Coverage, Not Exposure, Federal Judge Says

(March 29, 2016, 1:38 PM EDT) -- SAN FRANCISCO — A California federal judge on March 25 granted an insured’s motion for summary judgment after determining that coverage for underlying asbestos personal injury claims is triggered not when the exposure occurred, but when the actual injury or damage occurred (Compass Insurance Co. v. University Mechanical & Engineering Contractors Inc., No. 14-04295, N.D. Calif.; 2016 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 39624).

(Opinion available. Document #03-160406-002Z.)

Compass Insurance Co. filed suit in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California against its insured, University Mechanical...
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