O’Melveny’s Schiavoni Quoted in Law360 on Proposed Stay in Corning Asbestos Litigation

September 25, 2012

O’Melveny & Myers LLP class action, mass tort, and insurance litigation partner Tancred Schiavoni was quoted in the September 19, 2012, Law360 article “Insurer’s Bid To Stay Corning Asbestos Claims Hits Snag.” The article reported on the request for a stay in litigation by Lumberman’s Mutual Casualty Company in the ongoing Mt. McKinley v. Corning Inc. case currently ongoing in New York state court. Schiavoni, who represents Century Indemnity Co., said in court that his client and Lumbermens are two of Corning's three primary insurers, and that staying the case against Lumbermens would make it impossible to figure out how other insurers' policies interacted within Corning's coverage.


“The reason they don’t want to be here is clear: they owe us a lot of money. And they’ve stiffed us. They haven’t paid a dime. Not one dime,” he told the judge.


The case is Mt. McKinley Insurance Co. et al. v. Corning Inc. et al., case number 602454/2002, in the Supreme Court of the State of New York, County of New York.