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La. Court Reverses in Part, Affirms in Part Ruling Relating to Insurance Coverage in Asbestos Case

BATON ROUGE, La. –– A Louisiana appellate court has reinstated additional insured and third-party beneficiary claims against Continental Insurance Company, finding that the insurer failed to establish that Dow Chemical was not named as an additional insured on a policy issued to an asbestos plaintiff’s former employer.

In the Dec. 22 opinion, the Louisiana Court of Appeals for the First Circuit did affirm a lower court’s finding that Dow Chemical’s claims against the insurers under the Direct Action Statute were barred.

Plaintiff Sidney J. Mabile Sr. asserted the underlying claims, contending that he developed an asbestos-related injury while working as ...

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