Mealey's Insurance - Judge: Evidence Does Not Show Contractor Was Negligent In Soil Contamination Case

Mealey's Insurance - Judge: Evidence Does Not Show Contractor Was Negligent In Soil Contamination Case

SAN FRANCISCO - A federal judge in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California on June 16 granted an environmental contractor's motion for judgment as a matter of law in a case where an insurer had alleged that the contractor was liable for negligence in its environmental assessment of a parcel of land because a company that the carrier insured bought the property and later paid $1,050,103 for soil remediation (Chartis Specialty Insurance Company v. Aqua Sciences Engineers Inc., No. 11-03669, N.D. Calif.; 2014 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 81645).

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