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Lakeside Non-Ferrous Metals, Inc. v. Hanover Ins. Co.

Applying California law, the court holds that trespass and nuisance claims for land and groundwater contamination fall within the pollution exclusion clause of a company's insurance policy. After the company was sued by a city for...

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...

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

The court holds that an insurer is not liable under a tenant's comprehensive general liability policies for the property owner's cleanup costs resulting from a diesel fuel leak from an underground fuel tank that the tenants installed on...

TBG, Inc. v. Commercial Union Ins. Co.

The court holds that under California law, environmental response costs for actions taken by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) under the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA)...