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Mealey's Insurance - Federal Judge Strikes 3 Of Insureds' Affirmative Defenses In Oil Spill Suit

HARTFORD, Conn. - A Connecticut federal judge on Dec. 31 granted a homeowners insurer's motion to strike three affirmative defenses asserted by insureds seeking additional coverage for an oil spill on their property after determining that the insureds failed to sufficiently allege facts supporting their affirmative defenses of waiver, laches and unclean hands (Murray Haber, et al. v. Bankers Standard Insurance Co., No. 19-276, D. Conn., 2019 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 222847).
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