PHILADELPHIA — Superior Group Inc. is suing four insurance companies for allegedly failing to uphold their policies after a litany of asbestos-exposure lawsuits were filed against the company.
Superior Group Inc., formerly known as CAWSL Corp., Superior Tube Company, Anchor/Darling Valve Company, and Drever Company filed a lawsuit on Jan. 8 in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania against The Travelers Insurance Company, Traveler’s Casualty and Surety Company, The Travelers Indemnity Company, and The Travelers Indemnity Company of Connecticut, citing breach of contract and bad faith.
According to the complaint, the plaintiff had obtained insurance coverage from the defendants under the names of Drevor and/or Anchor Darling. The Darlings have allegedly been named as defendants in numerous suits filed in various state and federal courts in the United States, in which the claimants alleges bodily sickness, disease, or death as a result of asbestos exposure in products sold by the plaintiff.
The lawsuits have reportedly been tendered to the defendants, and Drever claims to have demanded that the defendants meet their coverage obligations under their numerous insurance policies to no avail.
Superior Group Inc. seeks money damages according to proof and trial, an order upholding the insurance policies and payments from the defendants, pre and post-judgment interest, punitive or exemplary damages, interest in the plaintiff’s claims, defense costs, attorney’s fees, and a trial by jury. It is represented by Paul A. Zevnik and Harvey Bartle of Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP, in Philadelphia.
U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania Case number 2:16-cv-00079-MAK