Continental Insurance was founded in 1853. Here's an excerpt of an 1869 Continental financial statement. In its past, Continental was a part of the Amercian Fore Group and the American Fore Loyalty Group which included The Fidelity and Casualty Company of New York. In 1995 Continental merged with CNA Financial Corporation. Continental has insured several asbestos fiber suppliers and product manufacturers.
Here is a partial list of Continetal's environmental claim defendants from June of 1983. Along with asbestos defendants, the list includes silca and DES defendants as well as defendants with claims types such as pollution, hydrocarbons, and multiple chemicals.