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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...

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...

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...

Scottsdale Indemnity Co. v. Village of Crestwood

ELR Case

A district court held that insurers have no duty to defend or indemnify a city in over two dozen underlying lawsuits alleging that the city delivered contaminated tap water to its residents. The insurance policies at issue contain...

Industrial Enterprises, Inc. v. Penn America Insurance Co.

ELR Case

The Fourth Circuit reversed a lower court decision that an insurance company was obligated to pay the sums a landfill owner had incurred and was likely to incur in response to an EPA cleanup order. The insurance company issued the...

Brunswick Corp. v. Sentry Insurance

ELR Case

A Wisconsin appellate court held that an insurer has no duty to indemnify a manufacturing company for costs it incurred cleaning up private landowners' property that was part of a larger environmental remediation effort required by the...