No Duty To Defend Contamination Suit Is Owed, Tennessee Federal Judge Says

No Duty To Defend Contamination Suit Is Owed, Tennessee Federal Judge Says

NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Insurers have no duty to defend their insured against an underlying environmental contamination suit because the underlying suit does not allege that the contamination was the result of sudden or accidental conduct, a Tennessee federal judge said March 29 in denying the insured's motion to amend its complaint and motion to reconsider (Interstate Packaging Co. v. Century Indemnity Co. et al., No. 11-cv-00589, M.D. Tenn.; 2013 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 45459).

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