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Rood v. Commonwealth Title Ins. Co.

The Pennsylvania Superior Court affirmed a lower court’s grant of summary judgment in favor of appellee title insurance company finding that the undisclosed existence of an abandoned septic tank was not a defect in title within the...

Rohm & Haas Co. v. Continental Cas. Co.

The court upholds the reversal of a trial court's grant of judgment notwithstanding the verdict (JNOV) in favor of a chemical manufacturer that was denied insurance coverage for soil, groundwater, and surface water pollution at one of...

Aluminum Co. of Am. v. Accident & Casualty Ins. Co.

The court affirms a trial court's holdings regarding insurance coverage for an aluminurn producing company for environmental damage under comprehensive general liability (CGL) policies and for property damage under differences in...

Koppers Co. v. Aetna Casualty & Sur. Co.

The court affirms a district court decision that under Pennsylvania law a manufacturer is entitled to indemnification from its excess liability insurers for property damage resulting from environmental contamination at its manufacturing...

Koppers Co. v. Aetna Casualty & Sur. Co.

The court holds that under Pennsylvania law, the "sudden and accidental" exception to a pollution exclusion in a comprehensive general liability (CGL) insurance policy does not cover an on-going discharge of landfill pollutants that...

Armotek Indus. v. Employers Ins. of Wausau

The court, applying Pennsylvania law, holds that an insured cannot recover the costs of a state-mandated cleanup of hazardous waste under general liability insurance policies. The court first holds that Pennsylvania rather than New...