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Posts from September 2022.

On September 22, 2022, the Second Circuit issued a decision in Fireman’s Fund Ins. Co. v. OneBeacon Ins. Co., Case No. 20-4282, ruling than an insured’s below limits settlement with an excess insurer satisfied the exhaustion requirement of a higher-tier excess policy.

The insured, ASARCO, was a mining, smelting and refining company facing liability in the hundreds of millions for personally injury claims arising from alleged asbestos exposure.  Its insurance program for the relevant period consisted of three excess policies issued by Fireman’s Fund: the first covered $20 ...

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