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"Sudden and accidental" construed

Stamford Wallpaper Co. v. TIG Ins.

The court holds that under Connecticut law, an insurer has no duty to defend a wallpaper manufacturer against Comprehensive Environmental, Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA) claims that fall within the scope of the...

SnyderGeneral Corp. v. Continental Ins. Co.

The court holds that the pollution exclusion clauses contained in two insurance policies preclude coverage for a large trichloroethylene (TCE) spill at a heating and air conditioning equipment manufacturer's plant. The spill occurred...

Mesa Oil, Inc. v. Insurance Co. of N. Am.

The court affirms a district court decision that clauses excluding pollution from comprehensive general liability (CGL) insurance policies relieve defendant-appellee insurer of its duty to defend and reimburse plaintiff-appellant...

LaFarge Corp. v. Travelers Indem. Co.

The court holds that three different pollution exclusion clauses in various insurance policies bar a corporation's claims that its insurers must defend and indemnify it against the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA's) claims...

Chemical Leaman Tank Lines, Inc. v. Aetna Cas. & Sur. Co.

Present BECKER, STAPLETON, MANSMANN, SCIRICA, COWEN, NYGAARD, ALITO, ROTH, LEWIS, McKEE and SAROKIN, Circuit Judges.

The court holds that under New Jersey law, a chemical transporter is entitled to indemnification from its excess...

Transamerica Ins. Co. v. Duro Bag Manufacturing Co.

The court holds that the pollution exclusion clause in a manufacturing company's insurance policy bars coverage for costs of cleaning up environmental damage at the Newport landfill in Kentucky. The court first holds that the district...

Harleysville Mut. Ins. Co. v. Sussex County

The court holds that under Delaware law, pollution exclusion clauses in comprehensive general liability insurance policies that two insurance companies issued for a county landfill bar coverage for liability arising from contamination...

New York v. Blank

The court holds that pollution exclusion clauses in three comprehensive general liability insurance policies do not relieve insurers of their duty to defend a pesticide company and its president in a suit by the state of New York under...

Aeroquip Corp. v. Aetna Casualty & Sur. Co.

The court holds that an insurer is not liable under a tenant's comprehensive general liability policies for the property owner's cleanup costs resulting from a diesel fuel leak from an underground fuel tank that the tenants installed on...

Bell Lumber & Pole Co. v. U.S. Fire Ins. Co.

The court holds that under Minnesota law, an insured wood treatment company's deliberate disposal of pentachlorophenol (penta) sludge on the ground is not an "occurrence" within the meaning of primary comprehensive general liability or...