Judge Stands By Finding That Fact Issues Preclude Summary Judgment Ruling

Judge Stands By Finding That Fact Issues Preclude Summary Judgment Ruling

PHILADELPHIA - A Pennsylvania federal judge on April 13 rejected insurers' argument that he erred by giving weight to a former deputy insurance commissioner's affidavit in finding that a manufacturer insured satisfied its burden to oppose their summary judgment motion, denying the insurers' motion to reconsider a Feb. 21 finding that fact issues exist as to whether enforcement of asbestos products liability policy exclusions would violate important public policies expressed in or underlying Pennsylvania insurance laws when the policies were sold to the insured (General Refractories Co. v. First State Insurance Co., et al.,  No. 04-3509, E.D. Pa.; 2012 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 52467).

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