Mealey's Toxic Tort/Environmental - Insurers Can Challenge Settlements' Reasonableness, Federal Judge Rules

Mealey's Toxic Tort/Environmental - Insurers Can Challenge Settlements' Reasonableness, Federal Judge Rules

BALTIMORE - Two insurers are entitled to challenge the reasonableness of settlements reached by the Porter Hayden Bodily Injury Trust (the trust) with asbestos claimants, a federal judge in Maryland ruled March 31 (National Union Fire Insurance Company of Pittsburgh, Pa., et al. v. Porter Hayden Co., No. 03-3408, D. Md.).

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