Insurer Relieved Of Duty To Defend, Indemnify Well Field Liquid Waste Hauler

Insurer Relieved Of Duty To Defend, Indemnify Well Field Liquid Waste Hauler

MUSKOGEE, Okla. - A natural gas field waste hauler named in a class action alleging property damage and personal injuries is ineligible for a defense or indemnification from the insurance company that provides its general commercial liability and umbrella policies, a U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Oklahoma judge ruled Oct. 16 in a declaratory judgment action brought by the insurer (Star Insurance Co. v. Bear Productions Inc., No. 12-149, E.D. Okla.; 2013 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 148559).

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