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Pollution exclusion clause

Enron Oil Trading & Transp. Co. v. Walbrook Ins. Co.

The court holds that a general liability insurance policy's pollution exclusion clause does not bar coverage for losses resulting from the addition of a foreign substance to crude oil travelling through a pipeline. An oil company that...

Reese v. Travelers Ins. Co.

The court holds that owned property and pollution exclusion clauses in comprehensive general liability policies do not preclude an insurance company's duty to defend a metals operation in an environmental contamination suit. The court...

Mesa Oil, Inc. v. Insurance Co. of N. Am.

The court affirms a district court decision that clauses excluding pollution from comprehensive general liability (CGL) insurance policies relieve defendant-appellee insurer of its duty to defend and reimburse plaintiff-appellant...

LaFarge Corp. v. Travelers Indem. Co.

The court holds that three different pollution exclusion clauses in various insurance policies bar a corporation's claims that its insurers must defend and indemnify it against the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA's) claims...

Dryden Oil Co. of New England v. Travelers Indem. Co.

The court holds that under Massachusetts law the insurers of an oil manufacturing company have no duty to defend and indemnify the company under their property damage and personal injury policies against a suit by the company's former...

Chemical Leaman Tank Lines, Inc. v. Aetna Cas. & Sur. Co.

Present BECKER, STAPLETON, MANSMANN, SCIRICA, COWEN, NYGAARD, ALITO, ROTH, LEWIS, McKEE and SAROKIN, Circuit Judges.

The court holds that under New Jersey law, a chemical transporter is entitled to indemnification from its excess...

Montana Ref. Co. v. National Union Fire Ins. Co. of Pittsburgh

The court holds that under Nevada law, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA's) initiation of a cost recovery action against an insured under the Comprehensive, Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act triggers...

Transamerica Ins. Co. v. Duro Bag Manufacturing Co.

The court holds that the pollution exclusion clause in a manufacturing company's insurance policy bars coverage for costs of cleaning up environmental damage at the Newport landfill in Kentucky. The court first holds that the district...

Harleysville Mut. Ins. Co. v. Sussex County

The court holds that under Delaware law, pollution exclusion clauses in comprehensive general liability insurance policies that two insurance companies issued for a county landfill bar coverage for liability arising from contamination...

New York v. Blank

The court holds that pollution exclusion clauses in three comprehensive general liability insurance policies do not relieve insurers of their duty to defend a pesticide company and its president in a suit by the state of New York under...