Standing On Its Own: CT Supreme Court Expands Insurers’ Ability to Sue Another Insurer

In Travelers Casualty & Surety Co. of America v. The Netherlands Insurance Co., 2014 Conn. LEXIS 262, 312 Conn. 714 (Aug. 5, 2014), the Connecticut Supreme Court broadened an insurance company’s ability to sue another insurance company pursuant to the state’s declaratory judgment statute.

The coverage dispute arose as follows.  Lombardo Brothers Mason Contractors was hired by the state of Connecticut to perform masonry for the construction of the law library for the University of Connecticut School of Law.  The masonry work was performed …

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