Mealey's Insurance - Pre-1985 Policies, But Not Post-1985 Policies, Provide Coverage, Federal Judge Says

Mealey's Insurance - Pre-1985 Policies, But Not Post-1985 Policies, Provide Coverage, Federal Judge Says

SACRAMENTO, Calif. - A California federal judge on March 3 determined that an insurer's pre-1985 policies provide coverage to an insured for environmental contamination because the pre-1985 policies contained a "sudden and accidental" exception to the pollution exclusion, whereas the post-1985 policies do not include the exception (Arrowood Indemnity Co. v. Bel Air Mart, et al., No. 11-976, E.D. Calif.; 2014 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 27627).

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