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Duty to defend

Dryden Oil Co. of New England v. Travelers Indem. Co.

The court holds that under Massachusetts law the insurers of an oil manufacturing company have no duty to defend and indemnify the company under their property damage and personal injury policies against a suit by the company's former...

Johnson Controls, Inc. v. Irving Rubber & Metal Co.

The court holds that it lacks subject matter jurisdiction over third-party indemnification and duty-to-defend claims asserted by a defendant in a Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Recovery Act (CERCLA) cost...

American Ins. Co. v. Fairchild Indus., Inc.

The court holds that insurers have no duty to indemnify or defend an insured against Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act and state-law claims brought by New York State for remediation of contamination...

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...

Scottish Guarantee Ins. Co. v. Dwyer

The court holds that under Wisconsin law, an insurer has a duty to defend its insured under the "wrongful entry" clause of a commercial policy against negligent trespass claims for damage to groundwells caused by a release of chemicals...

Metro Wastewater Reclamation Dist. v. Continental Casualty Co.

The court holds that the insurers of a local sewage authority are not required to defend the authority against claims brought by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) under §122 of the Comprehensive Environmental Response,...

Harleysville Mut. Ins. Co. v. Sussex County

The court holds that two insurance companies have no duty to defend or indemnify a Delaware county for future costs resulting from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA's) administrative proceedings under the Comprehensive...

CPC Int'l, Inc. v. Aerojet-General Corp.

Applying Michigan law to an insurance dispute, the court adopts the doctrines of known-risk and loss-in-progress, and denies coverage because the insured's environmental director knew or reasonably should have known of a substantial...

LaSalle Nat'l Trust, N.A. v. Schaffner

The court holds that three insurance companies have a duty to defend the former owners of a contaminated site against the current owner's suit for response costs under the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and...