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Insurer Sues ACE Unit Over Brewery Worker Death

July 28th, 2014 - When Anheuser Busch Inc. was sued by the estate of a woman whose late husband had once worked for the brewer, Zurich American Insurance Co. paid for the company’s entire defense. It also later paid that estate a confidential settlement over a claim that the husband contracted mesothelioma at the work site.

And now Zurich American wants Insurance Co. of North America to contribute to the defense and settlement expenses, because it co-insured Anheuser Busch.

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Asbestos Victim Sues ACE Unit to Force Collection of Damages

March 10, 2014 - A Louisiana woman who was awarded more than $6 million in her suit over asbestos exposure has now sued the defendants’ insurers in an effort to collect the judgment.

Insurance Company of North America was one of eight defendants named in the lawsuit filed in U.S. District Court in the Eastern District of Louisiana on behalf of Mary Morvant. According to the complaint, Insurance Company of North America (INA), a unit of ACE Group, had sold liability coverage to Asbestos Corporation Limited from July 1st, 1978, to July 1st, 1981.

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Ace Group Unit Sues Shipper over Spoiled Chocolates

January 27th, 2014 - Indemnity Insurance Co. of North American (IINA) has sued an ocean cargo liner after a load of chocolates shipped to a client in the United States allegedly arrived in poor condition.

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Texas Firm Says ACE Unit Altered Documents to Coerce Cheap Settlement

December 23rd, 2013 - A Texas horse breeding company has sued Indemnity Insurance Co. of North America for allegedly trying to cheat it on settlement of a hail damage claim.

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Client Sues ACE Unit over Arbitration Dispute

December 23rd, 2013 - A California marine terminal has sued Insurance Company of North America (INA) in an effort to compel arbitration concerning a dozen worker disability claims dating to 1982.

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NY Attorney General: Ace Settles Bid Rigging Probe - Press Release

Agreement is Part of Ongoing Effort to Restore Competition in Insurance Industry

Attorney General Spitzer and State Insurance Superintendent Howard Mills today announced an agreement with ACE, Ltd, a Bermuda-based holding company that trades on the New York Stock Exchange, and its United States subsidiaries to resolve allegations of bid-rigging and improper "finite reinsurance" transactions.

Connecticut Attorney General Richard Blumenthal and Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan also joined in today's settlement.

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Connecticut Attorney General Announces Insurer ACE to Pay $80 Million to Settle Bid Rigging Allegations - Press Release

Attorney General Announces Insurer ACE to Pay $80 Million to Settle Bid Rigging Allegations

 

April 26, 2006

 

Attorney General Richard Blumenthal today announced that insurer ACE, Limited (ACE) will pay $80 million in an agreement with Connecticut, Illinois and New York to settle allegations it rigged bids and secretly paid insurance brokers tens of millions of dollars in exchange for steering business to ACE.

 

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New York Attorney General: ACE Settles Bid Rigging Probe - Press Release

April 26, 2006

 

Agreement is Part of Ongoing Effort to Restore Competition in Insurance Industry

 

Attorney General Spitzer and State Insurance Superintendent Howard Mills today announced an agreement with ACE, Ltd, a Bermuda-based holding company that trades on the New York Stock Exchange, and its United States subsidiaries to resolve allegations of bid-rigging and improper "finite reinsurance" transactions.

 

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Defendant Denies Lawyer Was Signaling Witness by Covert Foot Tapping - ABA Journal - September 2, 2010

By Debra Cassens Weiss

 

A Houston lawyer who tapped a deponent’s foot under the table thought he was in contact with a pillar, not a person, according to an insurance company fighting a disqualification motion.

 

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