General Refractories Corp. vs. First State Insurance Company
Year 2005
Court U.S. Court of Appeals, 3rd Circuit
Case Number 05-4708
  • Commercial General Liability
  • Pennsylvania

The issue on appeal in this case primarily impacts commercial policyholders. A lower court granted an insurer’s motion and dismissed a policyholder’s case because they did not sue every possible insurer that had even a remote connection to the underlying claim. If the holding is not reversed on appeal it will make it prohibitively expensive for policyholders to assert their legal rights to recover in many instances and will result in increased suits against unnecessary parties.