Environmental Insurance – New Appleman on Insurance Law Library Edition, Chapter 27

By Robyn L. Anderson, Kimberly K. Winter, Jessica E. Merrigan, and Carly D. Duvall, Lathrop & Gage LLP With climate change, weather-related catastrophes, energy shortfalls, and a historically large oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, it is no surprise that businesses and individuals are rapidly...

9th Circuit Determines that EPA Letters Trigger Insurer’s Duty to Defend

By Rebecca L. Ross , Charles A. Jones , Jennifer Mathis , Matthew M. Morrissey On August 30, 2013, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit issued an opinion on a contentious environmental insurance coverage issue that has divided state and federal courts. Specifically, in Anderson Brothers...

Supreme Court Declines to Hear Chubb's Appeal on CERCLA Subrogation Suit

New York, NY (January 15, 2014) -- The U.S. Supreme Court declined on January 13 to review a Ninth Circuit opinion affirming the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California’s dismissal of an insurance company’s subrogation suit under CERCLA (aka Superfund) for recovery of...