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California Adopts "All-Sums-With-Stacking" Doctrine for Continuous and Progressive Property Damage Liability Claims

By Andrew B. Downs , William J. Rusteen , Attorneys, Bullivant Houser Bailey PC Last month, the California Supreme Court issued its long-awaited ruling in State of California v. Continental Insurance Company , 55 Cal. 4th 186 (Aug. 9, 2012). The court adopted an "all-sums-with-stacking"...

McCarter & English, LLP on State of California v. Continental Insurance Co.: California Supreme Court Affirms All-Sums-With-Stacking Rule, Allowing Policyholder to Access “Uber-Policy” for Long-Tail Property Damage Claims

By Jennifer Black Strutt, Associate, McCarter & English, LLP The California Supreme Court considered complex questions of insurance policy interpretation in connection with environmental contamination at the Stringfellow Acid Pits waste site. A federal court held the State liable for all past...

Missouri Federal Court Holds Pollution Exclusion Inapplicable to Exposure to Fumes

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 Court for the Eastern District of Missouri, applying...