Coverage Barred For Contamination Caused By Intentional Acts, Panel Says

Coverage Barred For Contamination Caused By Intentional Acts, Panel Says

PHILADELPHIA - Insurers have no duty to defend their insured against environmental contamination claims because the policies' pollution exclusions clearly bar coverage for pollution caused by intentional conduct, the Second Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals said Sept. 5 (Emerson Enterprises LLC v. Hartford Accident and Indemnity Co. et al., No. 12-4287, 2nd Cir.; 2013 U.S. App. LEXIS 18436).

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