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5th Circuit Reverses Order Awarding Costs to Excess Insurer in Asbestos-Related Dispute
August 21, 2017
NEW ORLEANS –– The 5th Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals has reversed an order awarding costs to an excess insurer, finding that the company’s policy contained a pollution exclusion that barred coverage for asbestos claims.
In the Aug. 18 order, the 5th Circuit remanded the case for a determination on whether a “sudden and accidental” exception to the pollution exclusion applied.
Longhorn Gasket and Supply Co. was named as a defendant in a number of asbestos and mixed dust lawsuits for its role in manufacturing and selling asbestos-containing gaskets in the 1980s and 1990s. During the time period in ...