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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...

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

ELR Case

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...

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

ELR Case

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...

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...

Prime Tanning Co. v. Liberty Mutual Insurance Co.

ELR Case

A district court held that an insurer has no duty to defend or indemnify a leather tanning company in underlying lawsuits brought by farmers who used sludge from the company's tanning activities as fertilizer. The sludge, which the...

Aspen Insurance UK Ltd. v. Dune Energy, Inc.

ELR Case

The Fifth Circuit held that a pollution exclusion clause contained in an oil well operator's insurance policy bars coverage for cleanup costs of an oil leak on leased land. The operator argued that the exclusion did not apply...