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Environmental Insurance – New Appleman on Insurance Law Library Edition, Chapter 27
Posted on 21 Oct 2010 by LexisNexis Insurance Law Newsroom Staff

By Robyn L. Anderson, Kimberly K. Winter, Jessica E. Merrigan, and Carly D. Duvall, Lathrop & Gage LLP With climate change, weather-related catastrophes, energy shortfalls, and a historically large oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, it is no surprise... Read More

Environmental Coverage Summary: 2013 – Crystal Ball: Insurance Coverage Environmental Issues to Watch For In 2014
Posted on 5 Mar 2014 by Mealeys

A. Fracking Claims: Fallacy Or Finally Here? Hydraulic fracturing - or "fracking" - involves the fracturing (drilling) of pressurized liquid into rock, such as shale rock, to release natural gas and oil. The pressurized liquid is a mix of water... Read More

New Jersey Insurance Litigation: Chapter 4 Commercial Lines: Commercial General Liability Policies
Posted on 2 Jun 2010 by LexisNexis Insurance Law Newsroom Staff

Access Free Download of 4.03 Checklist: Reviewing General Liability (CGL) Policy Access Free Download of 4.05 Indentifying Coverages: Policy Section I Chapter 4 Commercial Lines: Commercial General Liability Policies in LexisNexis Practice Guide... Read More

Environmental Insurance Defined
Posted on 25 Feb 2013 by Anthony M Saunders

Anthony Saunders is an insurance broker and specializes in the identification of environmental liabilities and creating environmental sustainability through insurance covers. Why? Without environmental insurance, the costs of rectifying unabated pollution... Read More

McCarter & English LLP on Chinese Drywall Litigation and Insurance Coverage
Posted on 17 Jan 2012 by LexisNexis Insurance Law Newsroom Staff

By Nicholas Insua, Jason Alexander & Michael Smith, Attorneys, McCarter & English, LLP In their commentary, "Update: Chinese Drywall Litigation Continues," Nicholas Insua, Jason Alexander & Michael Smith of McCarter & English... Read More

Reaction to the Recent Climate Change Insurance Coverage Decision by the Virginia Supreme Court
Posted on 26 Sep 2011 by John G. Nevius

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... Read More

McCarter & English LLP on District Court Applies Maryland Law; Finds Coverage for Asphalt Spill Despite Absolute Pollution Exclusion
Posted on 25 Mar 2013 by LexisNexis Insurance Law Newsroom Staff

By Brian J. Osias and Michael Collins Smith, Attorneys, McCarter & English, LLP In Travelers Indemnity Co. v. MTS Transport , No. 11-cv-01567, 2012 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 127847 (W.D. Pa. Sep. 7, 2012), the federal court for the Western District of Pennsylvania... Read More

Application of Exclusion to Drywall Claim Does Not Render Coverage Illusory
Posted on 14 Nov 2011 by Brian Margolies

Brian Margolies, Partner, Traub Lieberman Straus & Shrewsberry LLP The United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida has held on several occasions that the pollution exclusion applies to Chinese drywall claims. See, e.g., CDC... Read More

Posner On The Pollution Exclusion: Could It Have Been The Most Important Decision Ever?
Posted on 5 Apr 2012 by Randy J. Maniloff

Randy J. Maniloff, White and Williams, LLP I am convinced that, at any given moment of the day or night, I can find an episode of Law & Order somewhere on my television. Now don't get me wrong, I enjoy the show, but in the end the episodes... Read More

McCarter & English LLP on Barrett v. National Union Fire Insurance Co. of Pittsburgh, Pa.: Georgia Court Interprets Pollution Exclusion in Favor of Coverage
Posted on 9 May 2011 by Nicholas M. Insua

By Nicholas Insua, Associate, McCarter & English, LLP In Barrett v. National Union Fire Insurance Co. of Pittsburgh, Pa. , No. A10A1125, 2010 Ga. App. LEXIS 448 (Ga. Ct. App. May 11, 2010) the Court of Appeals of Georgia recently rejected an insurance... Read More

Missouri Federal Court Holds Pollution Exclusion Inapplicable to Exposure to Fumes
Posted on 4 Feb 2013 by Brian Margolies

Brian Margolies, Partner, Traub Lieberman Straus & Shrewsberry LLP In its recent decision in United Fire & Casualty Co. v. Titan Contractors Service, Inc ., 2013 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 10716 (E.D. Mo. Jan. 28, 2013), the United States District... Read More

Holy Terms And Conditions: Wisconsin Supreme Court Says Kapow To Insured’s Argument That Bat Guano Is Not A Pollutant
Posted on 8 Mar 2012 by Randy J. Maniloff

By Randy J. Maniloff, White and Williams, LLP There are two significant Pollution Exclusion cases where I've been looking forward to a decision - the Indiana Supreme Court's in State Automobile Mut. Ins. Co. v. Flexdar and the Wisconsin Supreme... Read More

Florida Court Holds Insurer Has Duty to Indemnify Legionella Bacteria Claim
Posted on 26 Oct 2011 by Brian Margolies

Brian Margolies, Partner, Traub Lieberman Straus & Shrewsberry LLP In Westport Ins. Corp. v. VN Hotel Group, LLC, 761 F. Supp. 2d 1337 (M.D. Fla. 2010) , the United States District Court for the Middle District of Florida held that a general liability... Read More

11th Circuit Holds Pollution Exclusion Applies to Carbon Monoxide Poisoning
Posted on 5 Sep 2012 by Brian Margolies

Brian Margolies, Partner, Traub Lieberman Straus & Shrewsberry LLP In its recent decision in Scottsdale Insurance Co. v. Pursley, 2012 U.S. App. LEXIS 17437 (11 th Cir. Aug. 20, 2012) , the United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit... Read More

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