Summary Judgment Granted In Insurance Coverage Dispute From Gas Well Blowout Suits

Summary Judgment Granted In Insurance Coverage Dispute From Gas Well Blowout Suits

LAKE CHARLES, La. - Construing the language of an umbrella insurance policy as unambiguously barring recovery of response costs and legal expenses, a U.S. District Court for the Western District of Louisiana judge granted summary judgment July 8 to an insurer sued by the owner of a natural gas well that experienced a blowout that cost $14 million to contain and remediate (Pioneer Exploration v. Steadfast Insurance Co., No. 09-308, W.D. La.; 2013 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 97687).

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