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Yes, That Pollution Exclusion In Your Insurance Does Work
Posted on 27 Mar 2014 by Dianne Saxe

Read your insurance policy. That’s the bottom line advice for businesses of all kinds, especially when it comes to pollution exclusions in property damage and liability insurance policies. A used car company and its principal learned this the hard... Read More

Facts Rule Coverage – Pollution Exclusion Effective
Posted on 28 Jul 2014 by Barry Zalma

Insurers do not want to cover pollution under a basic automobile insurance policy. In their generosity they take on the liability of their insureds if, as a result of a collision or upset of an insured vehicle, some pollution occurs. That does not, however... Read More

Perkins Coie LLP on Fifth Circuit Holds That Terms of Insurance Policy, Not Indemnification Provision of Contract, Controls Coverage for BP in Deepwater Horizon Insurance Dispute
Posted on 8 Apr 2013 by Perkins Coie

By James G. Bernald, Associate, Perkins Coie LLP Many different civil suits arose out of the April 2010 explosion of the Deepwater Horizon , a semi-submersible, mobile offshore drilling unit, and the resulting oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. This... Read More

McCarter and English LLP on Insurance Coverage for Damages Arising from the Gulf Oil Spill
Posted on 16 Jun 2010 by Brian J. Osias and David C. Kane

By Brian J. Osias and David C. Kane, Attorneys, McCarter & English, LLP The recent oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico has become arguably the worst in United States history. Spewing up to 30,000 barrels a day, it has surpassed even the Exxon Valdez... Read More

Eyjafjallajokull, Deepwater Horizon, and Property Insurance
Posted on 18 May 2010 by Eugene Wollan

By Eugene Wollan, Senior Counsel, Mound, Cotton, Wollan and Greengrass On March 20, 2010, and again on April 14, 2010, Iceland's Eyjafjallajokull volcano erupted, creating a plume of ash and sediment so massive that air travel across Europe and... Read More

Insurance Coverage Issues for Third-Party Businesses and Municipalities with Losses Due to the Oil Rig Explosion in the Gulf of Mexico
Posted on 15 Jun 2010 by Selena Linde

By Selena Linde, Partner, Perkins Coie LLP An explosion at the Deepwater Horizon drilling platform in the Gulf of Mexico on April 20, 2010 left eleven workers dead. Each day since the explosion occurred, approximately 210,000 gallons of oil have... Read More

Insurance and the Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill
Posted on 10 May 2010 by Michael Kotula

By Michael Kotula , Partner, Rivkin Radler, LLP. The explosion on the Deepwater Horizon platform and rupture of an oil well in the Gulf of Mexico, and the ensuing oil spill, is likely to result in significant liability exposures for a number of companies... Read More

National Disasters Implicate Property and Casualty Claims
Posted on 8 Jun 2010 by Robert B. Hille

By Robert Hille, Partner, Kalison, McBride, Jackson & Murphy, P.A. The World Trade Center attack, Hurricane Katrina and now the BP oil spill – three national disasters implicating coverage under several types of property and casualty policies... Read More

Anderson Kill & Olick Examine Insurance Implications of Gulf Oil Spill
Posted on 1 May 2010 by John G. Nevius

By John G. Nevius, Shareholder, Anderson Kill & Olick P.C. Reports on the recent collapsed of the Deepwater Horizon rig and associated oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico seem to be going from bad to worse. It's too early to predict how insurance... Read More

Mealey’s Litigation Report – Class Action Filed by Mississippi Fishermen Seeking Damages from Massive Oil Spill
Posted on 4 May 2010 by David Eldreth

BILOXI, Miss. - (Mealey's) Two Mississippi fishermen on May 3 filed a class action lawsuit in Mississippi federal court against companies they claim are responsible for the massive oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico (Charlie C. Nguyen, et al. v. Transocean... Read More

Panelist: ‘Interesting, Creative’ Insurance Battles Over Gulf Oil Spill Loom
Posted on 25 Jun 2010 by LexisNexis Insurance Law Newsroom Staff

ATLANTA - The Gulf of Mexico oil spill could result in some "interesting and creative lawyering" in the insurance arena, an attorney on a four-member panel said June 25 on the last day of HB Litigation Conferences ' Oil in the Gulf: Litigation... Read More

Gulf Oil Spill: Gusher of Insurance Claims
Posted on 4 May 2010 by Randy J. Maniloff

The British Petroleum Claims are Coming The British Petroleum Claims are Coming -- If Paul Revere had been a lawyer Right now there is only one thing that there is more of than oil floating in the Gulf of Mexico - blood. And the sharks smell it and... Read More

Chip Merlin - BP Oil Spill Could Be Worse Than Any Hurricane Damage and Much More Widespread--Even the East Coast of Florida Could Be Impacted
Posted on 3 May 2010 by William F. "Chip" Merlin, Jr.

By Chip Merlin, Managing Partner, Merlin Law Group I hate to make doomsday predictions, but there is a possibility that the BP Oil Spill could be worse than any hurricane or catastrophe that I have been involved with. I spent yesterday speaking with... Read More