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Rhode Island Court Bars Direct Claim Against Insurers of Alleged Tortfeasor

Posted in Insurance Litigation, Rhode Island Courts, Toxic Tort

In a recent decision, the Rhode Island Superior Court ruled that claims brought against a dissolved entity’s insurers are barred pursuant to R.I. General Laws § 27-7-2.  This statute bars direct actions against insurers of alleged tortfeasors absent very limited exceptions. In Shirley D’Amico, et al. v. A.O. Smith Corp., et al. (C.A. PC12-0403), the… Continue Reading