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Boerman v. American Empire Surplus Lines Ins. Co.

The court affirms a district court decision that by failing to notify its insurer of a suit and subsequent judgment against it, a Michigan underground storage tank removal company did not trigger coverage or indemnification under its...

Meridian Mut. Ins. Co. v. Kellman

The court affirms a district court holding that a total pollution exclusion clause does not exempt an insurer from defending a painting company for an individual's personal injuries caused by exposure to toxic chemicals that were used...

CPC Int'l, Inc. v. Aerojet-General Corp.

Applying Michigan law to an insurance dispute, the court adopts the doctrines of known-risk and loss-in-progress, and denies coverage because the insured's environmental director knew or reasonably should have known of a substantial...

G. Heileman Brewing Co. v. Royal Group, Inc.

The court, on reargument of summary judgment motions necessitated by intervening Michigan Supreme Court decisions, holds that insurers of a beer manufacturer are not required to provide the manufacturer with coverage under its...