Don't Expect Your Homeowner's Insurance To Cover Pollution When You Lease Your Back Yard to Shale Gas Fracking Drillers

Ropers Majeski Kohn & Bentley partners Thomas Clarke and Dean Pappas have published an informative article by Best's Review (February 2012) that looks at the potential risks that arise from hydrofracking operations, and the extent to which a typical homeowner's insurance policy covers the...

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...