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Cincinnati Insurance Co. v. Roy's Plumbing, Inc.

The Second Circuit, in a summary order, affirmed a lower court decision that an insurance company has no duty to defend a plumbing company in an underlying state suit related to chemical contamination at Love Canal near Niagara Falls,...

State Farm v. United States

The U.S. Supreme Court, in a unanimous decision, held that dismissal of a suit under the False Claims Act (FCA) is not mandatory when a relator violates a seal requirement. The case involved insurance claims that resulted from the...

Olin Corp. v. Insurance Co. of North America

A district court held that a manufacturing company is entitled to $1.7 million in litigation costs from its insurer in an underlying 2003 lawsuit concerning hazardous waste contamination at one of the company's properties stemming from...

PCS Phosphate Co. v. American Home Assurance Co.

A district court held that an insurer has no duty to defend or indemnify a company in two underlying actions seeking contribution for past and future costs incurred at a PCB-contaminated site. The company had sent transformers to the...

John Sexton Sand & Gravel Corp. v. National Union Fire Insurance Co.

A district court held that an insurance company need not defend the owner of a landfill in an underlying CERCLA suit for recovery costs. The policy provided coverage for "wrongful entry," and the owner argued this provision applied...

Shell Oil Co. v. United States

The Federal Claims Court held that the U.S. government may not engage in discovery about oil companies' insurance policies in an underlying case concerning cleanup costs stemming from the production of high-octane aviation gas (avgas)...

Decker Manufacturing Corp. v. Travelers Indemnity Co.

A district court held that an insurance company must defend and indemnify a manufacturing company for its costs responding to contamination at a landfill. The insurer argued that the policy's pollution exclusion clause barred coverage...

Pacific Hide & Fur Depot v. Great American Insurance Co.

A district court held that an insurance company breached its duty to defend a steel company in an underlying contribution case under Montana's Comprehensive Environmental Cleanup and Responsibility Act (CERCA) stemming from the company'...

Arrowood Indemnity Co. v. Bel Air Mart

A district court held that an insurance company has a duty to defend a commercial property owner in an underlying action concerning contamination from property it leased to a dry cleaning business. The owner discovered the contamination...

Carolina Casualty Insurance Co. v. Oahu Air Conditioning Service, Inc.

A district court held that an insurance company may go forward with its CERCLA claim against several refrigerator waste oil companies for reimbursement of payments it incurred following a hazardous waste spill by its insured. In ...

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