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Deepwater Horizon

The Fifth Circuit held that Transocean's primary and excess-liability insurers must cover BP's pollution-related liabilities deriving from April 2010 oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. Under Texas law, the umbrella insurance policy—not...

Boston Gas Co. v. Century Indemnity Co.

The First Circuit, in a case involving an insurance company's obligations to its insured for damages stemming from contamination at a former manufactured gas plant, upheld a lower court decision allocating damages evenly across the 121-...

Olin Corp. v. American Home Assurance Co.

The Second Circuit reversed a lower court decision that an insurance company need not indemnify a manufacturing company for environmental contamination that occurred at one of its facilities in the late 1960s and early 1970s. The...

H&M Petro Mart, Inc. v. Zurich American Insurance Co.

A district court held that an insurance company need not indemnify its insured for certain repair and replacement costs it incurred cleaning up the release of contaminants from an underground gasoline storage tank. A clear reading of...

NCR Corp. v. Transport Insurance Co.

A Wisconsin appellate court reversed in part a lower court judgment declaring that an excess umbrella policy issued to an electronics company provided coverage for the company's liability for PCB contamination of the Lower Fox River in...

State Automobile Mutual Insurance Co. v. Flexdar, Inc.

The Indiana Supreme Court held that an insurance company must provide coverage to a manufacturer for TCE contamination even though the policy contained an absolute pollution exclusion clause. The pollution exclusion clause excluded...

Indiana Farm Bureau Insurance Co. v. Harleysville Insurance Co.

An Indiana appellate court reversed and remanded a lower court decision that an insurer need not defend and indemnify a service station owner in underlying state administrative proceedings concerning the environmental remediation of...

Scottsdale Indemnity Co. v. Village of Crestwood

The Seventh Circuit held that an insurance company has no duty to defend or indemnify a town in underlying lawsuits alleging that it knowingly supplied contaminated drinking water to its residents. In the mid-1908s, town officials...

Oil Spill by the Oil Rig "Deepwater Horizon"

A district court held that an oil company may not seek insurance coverage for damages it incurred following the Deepwater Horizon oil spill under the oil rig owner's insurance policies. The underlying insurance policies refer...

Sierra Recycling & Demolition, Inc. v. Chartis Specialty Insurance Co.

A district court held that an insurance company should have provided coverage to a demolition company for damages stemming from its disposal of contaminated waste at a recycling drop-off center. The insurance policy excludes coverage...