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Ormet Primary Aluminum Corp. v. Employers Ins. of Wausau

The court upholds the dismissal of an aluminum corporation's suit seeking liability coverage from insurers for remediation costs due to cyanide contamination of groundwater at its Hannibal, Ohio, plant because of the corporation's...

Briggs & Stratton Corp. v. Royal Globe Ins. Co.

The court holds that a manufacturer's failure to provide its insurer with adequate notice of a potential Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA) claim negates the insurer's liability under the...

In re Texas E. Transmission Corp. PCB Contamination Ins. Coverage Litig.

The court holds that comprehensive general liability insurance carriers do not have to pay their insured for damages associated with the insured's discharge of polychlorinated biphenyl-laden oils into the environment. The district court...

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...

LaSalle Nat'l Trust, N.A. v. Schaffner

The court holds that three insurance companies have a duty to defend the former owners of a contaminated site against the current owner's suit for response costs under the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and...

Maryland Casualty Co. v. Wausau Chem. Corp.

The court holds that an insurance company must indemnify a chemical company for Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA) response costs incurred pursuant to a consent decree with the U.S....

Olin Corp. v. Insurance Co. of Am.

The court holds that a manufacturer of dichloro-diphenyl-trichloroethane (DDT) is not entitled to reimbursement from its primary insurance carrier for defense costs and indemnification for losses stemming from lawsuits alleging damages...