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Excess liability policy

Deepwater Horizon

The Fifth Circuit held that Transocean's primary and excess-liability insurers must cover BP's pollution-related liabilities deriving from April 2010 oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. Under Texas law, the umbrella insurance policy—not...

Olin Corp. v. American Home Assurance Co.

The Second Circuit reversed a lower court decision that an insurance company need not indemnify a manufacturing company for environmental contamination that occurred at one of its facilities in the late 1960s and early 1970s. The...

NCR Corp. v. Transport Insurance Co.

A Wisconsin appellate court reversed in part a lower court judgment declaring that an excess umbrella policy issued to an electronics company provided coverage for the company's liability for PCB contamination of the Lower Fox River in...

Aerojet-General Corp. v. Commercial Union

The court holds that sums agreed to be paid as a settlement of litigation are not subject to indemnification as "damages" under excess liability insurance policies. The case arose after a rocket and missile manufacturer sued for breach...

Barrett Paving Materials, Inc. v. Continental Ins. Co.

The court upheld summary judgment against one insurance company and in favor of another insurance company in a dispute concerning the insurers' duties to defend a manufacturer against a third-party complaint for environmental cleanup...

EnergyNorth Natural Gas, Inc. v. Century Indem. Co.

The court holds that excess liability insurance policies cover an insured's potential liability for environmental contamination at a former manufactured gas plant site in Dover, New Hampshire. The district court did not err in refusing...

Powerine Oil Co. v. Superior Court of Los Angeles County

The court holds that an oil company's insurer must indemnify the company for environmental cleanup and abatement costs ordered by a state administrative agency. In a previous case concerning another insurer of the company, the court...

San Diego, County of v. Ace Property & Cas. Ins. Co.

The court holds that an insurance company need not indemnify a county for expenses it incurred in responding to an administrative agency order requiring it to remediate environmental contamination at a county landfill. The nonstandard,...

Aetna Casualty & Sur. Co. v. Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co.

The court affirms in part and reverses in part a lower court's grant of summary judgment and directed verdicts in favor of numerous insurance carriers from which a tire company sought defense and indemnity coverage for environmental...

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

The court reverses and remands a district court's allocation of insurance coverage costs between an insured and its excess insurers for soil, groundwater, and wetlands contamination at the insured's tank truck terminal. The court first...