C.A. No. N10C-07-241 MMJ.

Mine Safety Appliances COMPANY, Plaintiff, v. AIU INSURANCE COMPANY, et al. Defendants.

Superior Court of Delaware.

Decided: January 22, 2016.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

Jennifer C. Wasson, Esq. , Michael B. Rush, Esq. , Potter Anderson & Corroon LLP, Mark A. Packman, Esq. (Argued), Jenna A. Hudson, Esq. (Argued), Gabriel Le. Chevallier, Esq. (Argued), João Santa-Rita, Esq. , Todd T. Itami, Esq. , Ivan J. Snyder, Esq. , Gilbert LLP, Attorneys for Plaintiff Mine Safety Appliances Company.

Megan T. Mantzavinos, Esq. , Emily K. Silverstein, Esq. , Marks, O'Neill , O'Brien, Doherty & Kelly, P.C., Ellen G. Margolis, Esq , Pamela Minetto, Esq. (Argued), Mound Cotton Wollan & Greengrass, Attorneys for Defendants American Home Assurance Company, Granite State Insurance Company, Insurance Company of the State of Pennsylvania, Lexington Insurance Company, National Union Fire Insurance Company of Pittsburgh, PA, AIU Insurance Company, Chartis Property Casualty Co f/k/a Birmingham Fire Insurance Co.

Peter B. Ladig, Esq. , David J. Soldo, Esq. , Meghan A. Adams, Esq. , Morris James LLP, Alan S. Miller, Esq. (Argued), Henry M. Sneath, Esq. , Bridget M. Gillespie, Esq. , Katherine C. Dempsy, Esq. , Picadio Sneath Miller & Norton, PC, Dennis O. Brown, Esq. , Gordon & Rees LLP, Attorneys for The North River Insurance Company.

Richard M. Beck, Esq. , Sean M. Brennecke, Esq. , Klehr Harrison Harvey Branzburg LLP, James P. Ruggeri, Esq. , Joshua D. Weinberg, Esq. (Argued), Michele L. Backus, Esq. , Shipman & Goodwin LLP, Attorneys for Hartford Accident and Indemnity Company, First State Insurance Company, and Twin City Fire insurance Company.

Neal J. Levitsky, Esq. , Seth A. Niederman, Esq. , Fox Rothschild LLP, Daren S. McNally, Esquire (Argued), Barbara M. Almeida, Esquire (Argued) Clyde & Co US LLP, Attorneys for Travelers Casualty and Surety Company.


This is an insurance coverage case involving several layers of excess coverage. Plaintiff Mine Safety Appliances Company ("MSA") manufactured, distributed and sold products designed to protect miners from inhaling asbestos, silica and coal dust. Mine...

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