Columbia Law School Center for Climate Change Law: Virginia Court to Decide the First Climate Change-Related Insurance Coverage Case

By Julia Ciardullo, Fellow, Center for Climate Change, Columbia Law School On April 19, 2011, the same day the United States Supreme Court heard oral arguments in American Electric Power Co. Inc., et al., v. Connecticut, et al. , the Supreme Court of Virginia heard oral arguments in a less well known...

Marten Law: Virginia Supreme Court to Decide Insurance Coverage for Climate Change Suits--AES Corp. v. Steadfast Insurance Co.

By Steven Jones, Partner, Marten Law PLLC "The Supreme Court of Virginia will soon decide whether a claim for damages alleged to have resulted from climate change is a covered 'occurrence' under standard general liability policies," writes Steven Jones. "The case, AES Corp...

Reaction to the Recent Climate Change Insurance Coverage Decision by the Virginia Supreme Court

By John G. Nevius, Esq., P.E. The September 16 decision in Virginia allowing a subsidiary of Zurich to avoid its duty to defend a climate-change related claim is ironic. On the one hand, anthropogenic links to climate change are the subject of considerable political debate. As I understand it, however...