STORY FROM: Benzene & Emerging Toxic Torts Litigation

Minnesota Federal Court Enters Judgment in Benzene-Related Insurance Dispute After 8th Circuit Affirms its Findings

MINNEAPOLIS –– A Minnesota federal court has dismissed a case involving a benzene-related insurance coverage dispute, just months after the 8th Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals affirmed that one insurer is entitled to equitable contribution from another.

The U.S. District Court for the District of Minnesota entered the one-page order on July 1, dismissing the case with prejudice.

In March, the 8th Circuit denied The Valspar Corp.’s petition for rehearing by the panel, effectively backing its originally finding that Valspar’s agreement to pay National Union Fire Insurance Co. of Pittsburgh, PA, costs and Continental Insurance Co.’s agreement not to ...

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