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St. Paul Fire v. McCormick Baxter Creosoting

Oregon Court of Appeals
May 25, 1994
128 Or. App. 234 (Or. Ct. App. 1994)

Opinion

A8711-07096; CA A71072

On respondent National Fire Insurance Company of Hartford's and on appellant McCormick Baxter Creosoting Co.'s motions for reconsideration filed March 23, McCormick Baxter Creosoting Co.'s motion for reconsideration denied and National Fire Insurance Company of Hartford's motion for reconsideration allowed; opinion ( 126 Or. App. 689, 870 P.2d 260) modified; reversed and remanded in part; otherwise affirmed May 25, 1994

Appeal from Circuit Court, Multnomah County, Lee Johnson, Judge.

Mildred J. Carmack, Jay T. Waldron and Schwabe, Williamson Wyatt for motion of respondent National Fire Insurance Company of Hartford.

Eric R. Todderud, Barry S. Levin, Celia M. Jackson, Susan M. Leberman and Heller, Ehrman, White McAuliffe for motion of appellant McCormick Baxter Creosoting Co.

Before Rossman, Presiding Judge, and De Muniz and Leeson, Judges.

Leeson, J., vice Buttler, J., retired.


De MUNIZ, J.

McCormick Baxter Creosoting Co.'s motion for reconsideration denied; National Fire Insurance Company of Hartford's motion for reconsideration allowed; opinion modified; reversed and remanded as to St. Paul Fire Marine Insurance Company, Inc., St. Paul Mercury Insurance Company, National Continental Insurance Company, National Fire Insurance Company of Hartford, Certain Underwriters at Lloyd's, London, and Continental Casualty Company on "trigger of coverage" issue; reversed and remanded as to St. Paul Fire Marine Insurance Company, Inc., on "accident" issue; otherwise affirmed.


Pursuant to ORAP 6.45, appellant McCormick Baxter Creosoting Co. (M B) and respondent National Fire Insurance Company of Hartford (National Fire) have each moved for reconsideration of our opinion. 126 Or. App. 689, 870 P.2d 260 (1994). We deny M B's motion and allow the motion of National Fire.

In our opinion, we held that the trial court did not err in granting summary judgment to respondent Hartford Accident Indemnity Company on the "accident" issue, but that we could not determine which other policies presented the same issue as that presented by the Hartford policy. National Fire points out that, although there may be issues of fact about the issuance and some of the terms of National Fire's alleged policy, there is no factual dispute that its policy covered only damage "caused by accident."

M B concurs that the record shows that each policy National Fire issued to it obligated M B to pay property damages "caused by accident." Accordingly, we modify our opinion to affirm the summary judgment in favor of National Fire.

McCormick Baxter Creosoting Co.'s motion for reconsideration denied; National Fire Insurance Company of Hartford's motion for reconsideration allowed; opinion modified; reversed and remanded as to St. Paul Fire Marine Insurance Company, Inc., St. Paul Mercury Insurance Company, National Continental Insurance Company, National Fire Insurance Company of Hartford, Certain Underwriters at Lloyd's, London, and Continental Casualty Company on "trigger of coverage" issue; reversed and remanded as to St. Paul Fire Marine Insurance Company, Inc., on "accident" issue; otherwise affirmed.


Summaries of

St. Paul Fire v. McCormick Baxter Creosoting

Oregon Court of Appeals
May 25, 1994
128 Or. App. 234 (Or. Ct. App. 1994)
Case details for

St. Paul Fire v. McCormick Baxter Creosoting

Case Details

Full title:ST. PAUL FIRE MARINE INSURANCE COMPANY, INC., and St. Paul Mercury…

Court:Oregon Court of Appeals

Date published: May 25, 1994

Citations

128 Or. App. 234 (Or. Ct. App. 1994)
875 P.2d 537

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