Calfee Insurance Coverage Partners Matthew A. Chiricosta and K. James Sullivan led the legal team for Sterigenics U.S., LLC, a Sotera Health company (NASDAQ: SHC) in securing a favorable judgment in an insurance coverage lawsuit against National Union Fire Insurance Company of Pittsburgh, PA., a unit of AIG, in Illinois federal court.
In a 29-page ruling issued on August 3, 2022, U.S. District Judge Mary M. Rowland granted Sterigenics’ Motion for Judgment on the Pleadings and denied National Union’s Cross-Motion for Judgment on the Pleadings. Judge Rowland held that National Union is obligated under two general liability insurance policies it issued in the 1980s to pay Sterigenics’ defense costs incurred in connection with hundreds of tort lawsuits pending in Illinois state court.
- Judge Rowland’s August 3, 2022 Memorandum Opinion and Order
- An August 4, 2022 article by Law360 titled, “AIG Unit Owes Coverage For Illinois Toxic Emissions Suits” (subscription required).
- An August 5, 2022 article by Business Insurance titled, “AIG must defend companies in suit over injuries from sterilization injuries.”
- An August 8, 2022 article by Cook County Record titled, "Facing hundreds of emissions lawsuits, Sterigenics entitled to help with legal bills from insurer."