Judge: Insurers Have No Duty To Defend Against Environmental Claims

HOUSTON - An insured is not entitled to coverage for an administrative action initiated by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency because the administrative action does not constitute a lawsuit as that term is defined under the policies at issue, a Texas federal judge said April 18 (McGinnes Industrial Maintenance Corp. v. The Phoenix Insurance Co. et al., No. 11-4000, S.D. Texas).

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