AIG unit sued for not covering sugar burn show suit

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By Morgan Conley (June 8, 2022, 1:48 p.m. EDT) – United States Sugar Corp. accused an AIG unit in federal court in Florida of wrongfully refusing to cover even a single dollar of the company’s seven-figure legal fees incurred to successfully defend against a proposed class action lawsuit alleging that burning sugar cane before harvest released toxic emissions.

In a lawsuit filed Tuesday, US Sugar says AIG subsidiary Commerce and Industry Insurance Co. violated the terms of an insurance policy that covers bodily injury and property damage claims. The sugar company told the court that these are exactly the types of claims that have been filed in the putative class action lawsuit, which means the AIG unit should…

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