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Johnson Controls, Inc. v. Central National Insurance Co. of Omaha

ELR Case

A Wisconsin appellate court held that an insurer had no duty to defend a manufacturing company for various environmental cleanup costs. The insurer issued the company multiple excess insurance policies, all of which provide a duty to...

PCS Phosphate Co. v. American Home Assurance Co.

ELR Case

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...

Doe Run Resources Corp. v. Lexington Insurance Co.

ELR Case

The Eighth Circuit held that pollution exclusion clauses preclude an insurance company's duty to defend a lead producer in an underlying lawsuit alleging damages stemming from the release of hazardous wastes or toxic substances, but...

Doe Run Resources Corp. v. Lexington Insurance Co.

ELR Case

The Eighth Circuit held that under Missouri law, an insurance company has no duty to defend a lead producer in an underlying lawsuit alleging environmental property damage resulting from the lead producer's mine and mill operations. The...

Scottsdale Indemnity Co. v. Village of Crestwood

ELR Case

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...

AES Corp. v. Steadfast Insurance Co.

ELR Case

A Virginia appellate court held that under Virginia law, an insurer has no duty to defend or indemnify an energy company in an underlying lawsuit brought by a native Alaskan village for damages allegedly caused by global warming...

Erie Insurance Exchange v. Imperial Marble Corp.

ELR Case

An Illinois appellate court held that an insurer has a duty to defend a manufacturing company in an underlying lawsuit filed against it by nearby homeowners for personal injury and property damage stemming from emissions generated as...

Ulta Salon, Cosmetics & Fragrance, Inc. v. Travelers Property Casualty Co. of America

ELR Case

A California appellate court held that an insurance company has no duty to defend or indemnify a cosmetics company in an underlying...

House of Clean, Inc. v. St. Paul Fire and Marine Insurance Co.

ELR Case

A district court held that an insurer has no duty to defend or indemnify a dry cleaner for PCE pollution stemming...

Bradley v. Continental Insurance Co.

ELR Case

A district court held that an insurance company must defend its insured in an underlying case involving minors' exposure to...