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Power Eng'g Co. v. Royal Ins. Co. of Am.

The court holds that under Colorado law, an insurer has no duty to defend or indemnify an industrial crankshaft reconditioning company that was the subject of state and federal lawsuits for spilling chromic acid at its plant, thereby...

Blackhawk-Central City Sanitation Dist. v. American Guarantee & Liab. Ins. Co.

The court grants in part a petition to clarify an April 11, 2000, decision in which it applied Colorado law and reversed a district court holding that the pollution exclusion clause in one of two policies held by a sanitation district...

Scott's Liquid Gold, Inc. v. Lexington Ins. Co.

The court holds that under Colorado law, the insurer of a manufacturer that contributed to the contamination of groundwater surrounding the Rocky Mountain Arsenal must pay the manufacturer $392,286 in unreimbursed settlement payments,...

Blackhawk-Central City Sanitation Dist. v. American Guarantee & Liab. Ins. Co.

The court, applying Colorado law, reverses a district court decision holding that the pollution exclusion clause in one of two insurance policies held by a Colorado sanitation district precluded an insurer from having to defend the...

Compass Ins. Co. v. Littleton, City of

The court holds that insurers have a duty to defend two cities that disposed of sewage sludge at a landfill that became a Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CER-CLA) site. The court first holds that...

Metro Wastewater Reclamation Dist. v. Continental Casualty Co.

The court holds that the insurers of a local sewage authority are not required to defend the authority against claims brought by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) under §122 of the Comprehensive Environmental Response,...

Broderick Inv. Co. v. Hartford Accident & Indem. Co.

The court holds that under Colorado law, the pollution exclusion clause in a comprehensive general liability insurance policy bars coverage for environmental response costs sought by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) in...