The tort and liability insurance system in the United States often makes non-U.S. business owners feel like strangers in a strange land. It can leave them at a loss for words or uttering words that we cannot print in this publication.
Non-U.S. corporations that have U.S. operations through subsidiaries eventually will face the U.S. tort system. Claims for asbestos, environmental harm, lead exposure and many other long-term exposure or “toxic tort” situations all should be covered by insurance. We provide herein a primer on core insurance concepts for non-U.S. businesses with U.S. operations.