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Held inapplicable in

Cincinnati Insurance Co. v. Roy's Plumbing, Inc.

The Second Circuit, in a summary order, affirmed a lower court decision that an insurance company has no duty to defend a plumbing company in an underlying state suit related to chemical contamination at Love Canal near Niagara Falls,...

Preisler v. Kuettel's Septic Service, LLC

A Wisconsin appellate court held that insurance companies have no duty to defend a septic pumping service in an underlying case concerning well water contamination. Dairy farmers filed suit against the service for alleged well water...

Star Insurance Co. v. Bear Productions

A district court held that an insurance company need not indemnify or defend a waste hauler in an underlying class action lawsuit for contamination stemming from their transport and disposal of "produced fluid waste" from oil and gas...

AES Corp. v. Steadfast Insurance Co.

A Virginia appellate court held that under Virginia law, an insurer has no duty to defend or indemnify an energy company in an underlying lawsuit brought by a native Alaskan village for damages allegedly caused by global warming...

House of Clean, Inc. v. St. Paul Fire and Marine Insurance Co.

A district court held that an insurer has no duty to defend or indemnify a dry cleaner for PCE pollution stemming...

Prime Tanning Co. v. Liberty Mutual Insurance Co.

A district court held that an insurer has no duty to defend or indemnify a leather tanning company in underlying lawsuits brought by farmers who used sludge from the company's tanning activities as fertilizer. The sludge, which the...

Schilberg Integrated Metals Corp. v. Continental Cas. Co.

The court affirms a lower court decision that an insurer had no duty to defend a scrap metal processing and recycling company in an administrative action brought against it by the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Resources. The...

Olin Corp. v. Insurance Co. of N. Am.

The court holds that insurers are not obligated to defend or indemnify a manufacturing company for the costs of environmental remediation efforts undertaken at three of its manufacturing and waste disposal sites or for the costs of...

Indiana Lumbermens Mut. Ins. Co. v. West Or. Wood Prods., Inc.

The court affirmed a district court holding that pollution exclusion clauses in two comprehensive general liability policies issued by an insurer to an Oregon lumber company precluded the insurer's duty to defend the company from a...

TIG Ins. Co. v. MECO Constructors, Inc.

The court holds that an insurer has no duty to insure or indemnify a construction company being sued as a third-party defendant for disposing of toxic and/or hazardous waste. The court first holds that it need not choose between the...