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McCarter & English LLP on Limiting the "Absolute" Pollution Exclusion to "Traditional" Pollution

By Louis A. Chiafullo & David C. Kane, McCarter & English, LLP The scope of pollution exclusions has been in dispute for decades, centering first on the "sudden and accidental" pollution exclusion that appeared in the 1970s, and next on the so-called "absolute" pollution...

Chinese Drywall Cases And Their Impact On Carriers In Settling Multiple Claims In Good Faith In Certain State Courts

By R. Steven Rawls and Ryan K. Hilton Mealey's Litigation Report: Insurance Bad Faith I. Introduction Many insurers that issued liability policies to homebuilders in the southeast United States are receiving an influx of Chinese-drywall claims. Between 2004 and 2007, an estimated 100,000 homes...