Washington Federal Judge Says Excess Insurer’s Policy Will Likely Be Triggered

Mealey's (May 31, 2016, 11:32 AM EDT) -- SEATTLE — Because it is likely that an excess insurer’s policy will be triggered in an environmental contamination coverage dispute, a Washington federal judge on May 27 denied the excess insurer’s motion for summary judgment as it pertained to the insured’s claim for declaratory judgment (Seattle Times Co. v. National Surety Corp. et al., No. 13-1463, W.D. Wash.; 2016 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 69981).

(Opinion available. Document #03-160601-003Z.)

National Surety Corp. issued an excess insurance policy to the Seattle Times Co. The policy was effective from May...
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