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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...

Doe Run Resources Corp. v. Lexington Insurance Co.

The Eighth Circuit held that under Missouri law, an insurance company has no duty to defend a lead producer in an underlying lawsuit alleging environmental property damage resulting from the lead producer's mine and mill operations. The...

Bridger Lake, LLC v. Seneca Insurance Co.

A district court held that under Wyoming law, an insurance company need not cover a pipeline operator for damages resulting from a ruptured pipeline that discharged more than 4,000 barrels of crude oil over a five-day period. The policy...

Scottsdale Indemnity Co. v. Village of Crestwood

The Seventh Circuit held that an insurance company has no duty to defend or indemnify a town in underlying lawsuits alleging that it knowingly supplied contaminated drinking water to its residents. In the mid-1908s, town officials...

Continental Casualty Co. v. Jacksonville, City of

The Eleventh Circuit upheld a lower court decision that an insurer had no duty to defend or indemnify a school board in a toxic tort suit. In the underlying case, the school board was being sued for building a school on land once used...

James River Ins. Co. v. Ground Down Eng'g, Inc.

The Eleventh Circuit held an insurance company need not provide legal defense to its insured, an engineering firm, in an underlying lawsuit alleging that it negligently failed to discover construction debris and fuel tanks during an...

Precision Castparts Corp. v. Hartford Accident & Indem. Co.

A district court held that under Oregon law, a pollution exclusion clause bars coverage for unintended water contamination stemming from a company's intentional discharge of thorium into a city sewer system. The company thought that...

American Cas. Co. of Reading, Pa. v. Miller

A California appellate court held that an insurance company had no duty to defend or indemnify its insured, a furniture stripping business, in underlying suits against it stemming from the release of chemicals into a public sewer system...

Apana v. TIG Ins. Co.

A district court held that an insurance company has a duty to defend, but not indemnify, a plumber and his employer in an underlying action concerning damages suffered by an individual who inhaled noxious fumes after the plumber poured...

Auto-Owners Ins. Co. v. Reed

A Georgia appellate court held that a trial court erred in holding that an individual's claim of carbon (CO) monoxide poisoning against her landlord was not excluded from coverage under the landlord's commercial general liability policy...

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