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Mealey's Insurance - Insurer Failed To Prove Asbestos Exposure Predated Inception Of Policy, Judge Says

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. - A Missouri federal judge on Jan. 27 granted an insured's motion for summary judgment after determining that an exclusion for progressive bodily injury claims does not apply as a bar to coverage for underlying asbestos personal injury claims filed against an insured because the insurer failed to prove that the exposure occurred prior to the inception of the applicable policy period (O'Reilly Auto Enterprises LLC v. United States Fire Insurance Co., et al., No. 17-3007, W.D. Mo., 2020 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 12805).
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