Mealey's Insurance - Insurer Owes More Than $11M To Insured For Fees And Costs, Federal Judge Says

BATON ROUGE, La. - A Louisiana federal judge on March 26 granted an insured's motion to recover more than $11 million in attorney fees, defense costs and interest because the insured filed the Louisiana federal court lawsuit in response to the insurer's suit in New York federal court and because it was previously determined that the insurer owes a duty to defend the insured for the injunctive relief imposed by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and stemming from violations of the Clean Air Act (CAA) (Louisiana Generating LLC, et al., v. Illinois Union Insurance Co., No. 10-516, M.D. La.; 2014 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 40617).

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