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R.T. Vanderbilt Co. v. Hartford Accident & Indemnity Co.   (Connecticut Supreme Court)

Insurance coverage issues for asbestos claims

The NAM filed two separate but related amicus briefs in the Connecticut Supreme Court to argue against restrictive limitations on insurance coverage for asbestos claims. The case involves personal injury claims against a manufacturer for alleged asbestos exposure. The company’s insurers denied coverage, and the manufacturer sued the insurer to compel payment. A Connecticut trial court and appellate court issued a mixed ruling that held in the manufacturers’ favor on some grounds but not others. Questions of insurance policy interpretation and the common law for asbestos claims are important to manufacturers operating in Connecticut and elsewhere. On appeal to the Connecticut Supreme Court, the NAM filed an amicus brief that highlights the importance of this issue for manufacturers and argued in favor of liability coverage for the manufacturer.

Related Documents:
NAM brief  (January 10, 2019)
NAM Brief  (November 13, 2018)


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