STORY FROM: Benzene & Emerging Toxic Torts Litigation

National Fire Insurance Co. Files Appellate Brief in Benzene-Related Insurance Dispute

ST. LOUIS –– An insurer has preserved its right to appeal any adverse decision the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 8th Circuit may reach in a benzene co-defendant’s separate appeal of an insurance-related dispute.

In the May 15 brief filed in the 8th Circuit, National Union Fire Insurance Company of Pittsburgh, P.A., explained that it did not take a position with respect to Valspar’s challenge, but wished to protect its interests “in the event Valspar’s positions prevail on appeal.”

According to National Union, Valspar argued in its own appeal that Continental is not entitled to equitable contribution from National ...

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