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Law360 reported that an Iowa federal court has ruled that Liberty Mutual Insurance Co. must foot the bill for McKool Smith client Pella Corp.’s defense as the window maker fights dozens of product liability claims, a decision that ends one phase of the companies' contentious dispute and potentially unlocks millions in coverage for Pella. In granting partial summary judgment to Pella on January 16, 2018, U.S. District Judge James E. Gritzner found that the insurer's obligation to pay Pella’s defense costs was triggered on the date of installation of the allegedly faulty windows, regardless of when the purported damage they caused actually occurred.  Pella is represented by New York Principals Robin Cohen, Keith McKenna, and Marc Ladd.

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