The Louisiana Record Jul. 7, 2016, 2:00pm


NEW ORLEANS — A fuel and lubricant developer is suing a Louisiana construction company, alleging breach of contract in an insurance matter.

Chevron Oronite Company LLC, successor-in-interest to Chevron Chemical Company filed a lawsuit June 16 in U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana against Cajun Company, successor-in-interest to Cajun Insulation Co. Inc. alleging the defendant breached its contractual duty to include plantiff as an additional insured on the applicable insurance policies.

According to the complaint, Chevron Oronite has suffered monetary damages for the cost of settlement and defense in the Randy Dufrene's (defendant's former employee) lawsuit for damages related to an alleged exposure to asbestos materials during the course of his contractor work at its facility in Belle Chasse. 

The plaintiff alleges Cajun Company failed to produce policies that name Chevron Oronite as an additional insured as required by the contract, failed to reimburse the cost of settlement and the cost of defense in the Dufrene lawsuit and failed to pay costs and attorney fees related expenses to the Dufrene lawsuit.

Chevron Oronite seeks a trial by jury, judgment for the cost of settlement and defense in the Dufrene lawsuit, plus attorney fees and legal costs. It is represented by attorney Erin W. Latuso of Forman Watkins & Krutz LLP in New Orleans.

U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana Case number 2:16-cv-10594

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