In 1934, a lawsuit was filed by Alex Taraban against Johns-Manville for injuries due to exposure to asbestos. The lawsuit was filed in Chicago, Illinois. Here is a bond that was filed in the lawsuit in which Royal Indemnity Company was the surety. The Royal Indemnity Compnay was incorporated in New York on September 30, 1910. Royal Indemnity Company was controlled by Royal Insurance Company, Ltd., of Liverpool, England, which controlled the ownership of the entire capital stock except for the directors' qualifying shares. One director was A. Duncan Reed, president of Globe Indemnity Company.