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Hazardous wastes & substances

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...

Patz v. St. Paul Fire & Marine Ins. Co.

The court affirms a district court decision that an insurance policy's pollution exclusion and owner exclusion clauses do not bar the policy's coverage of the insureds' costs of complying with a government order to clean up contaminated...

State v. Better Brite Plating, Inc.

The court overrules a state appellate court decision holding that two bankruptcy trustees may be personally liable for violating Wisconsin's hazardous waste act after being appointed trustees in a liquidation proceeding. The state...

State v. Rollfink

The court rules that a corporate officer is personally liable for violations of Wisconsin's solid and hazardous waste laws if the officer is responsible for the overall operation of the corporation's facility where the violations...