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Hawkins Chem., Inc. v. Westchester Fire Ins. Co.

The court holds that two insurance companies breached their duty to defend a chemical distributor in a class action alleging personal injuries caused by toxic fumes from a warehouse fire. The court first holds that a pollution exclusion...

Foster-Gardner, Inc. v. National Union Fire Ins. Co. of Pittsburgh

The court holds that a state environmental agency order notifying an insured that it is a potentially responsible party (PRP) for pollution and requiring remediation is not a "suit" triggering insurers' duty to defend under...

Aerojet-General Corp. v. Transport Indem. Co.

The court holds that a chemical company's site investigation expenses, incurred during several private and government actions resulting from the company's hazardous waste discharges, may constitute defense costs under its comprehensive...

Aetna Casualty & Sur. Co. v. Pintlar Corp.

The court holds that insurance companies have a duty to defend an insured chemical company under its comprehensive general liability (CGL) policies against claims by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for response costs and...