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Matador Petroleum Corp. v. St. Paul Surplus Lines Ins. Co.

Citation: 29 ELR 21226
No. No. 98-10289, 174 F.3d 653/(5th Cir., 05/12/1999)

Applying Texas law, the court holds that an insurer properly denied an oil company coverage for a discharge of pollutants that contaminated adjacent property and waterways. The pollution was caused when a drilling pit collapsed in the company's well. The court first holds that the insurer legitimately denied coverage to the company....

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