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Houston flooding and lawyers - a climate change informed view
  • McCarter & English LLP
  • USA
  • May 27 2015

"After a natural disaster, such as a hurricane, litigation often follows to determine who will pay for the consequences." Mariner Energy, Inc. v


Corporate Counsel publishes “D&O insurance for environmental liability exposures”
  • Bowditch & Dewey
  • USA
  • May 8 2015

Last week, Corporate Counsel published an article that we wrote on environmental liability exposures for corporate directors and officers. You can


Abandoned sand - if it's an "occurrence" can it be excluded?
  • Merlin Law Group, PA
  • USA
  • May 3 2015

When you think of sand, the first place you think about is likely not Indiana. But a recent ruling1 was about exactly that - 100,000 tons of abandoned


Appellate division review jurisdiction- employment law, smoking restrictions in state parks
  • Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP
  • USA
  • April 28 2015

The first quarter of 2015 was harsh in terms of weather and the workload at the Appellate Divisions. However, as opposed to the snow, the caseload did


D&O insurance for environmental liability exposures
  • Bowditch & Dewey
  • USA
  • April 28 2015

In 2013, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency indicated that its enforcement focus over the next four years would be on violations with the most


Wisconsin Supreme Court finds property damage and bodily injury caused by natural gas explosion covered under pollution liability policy
  • Hunton & Williams LLP
  • USA
  • April 15 2015

The Supreme Court of Wisconsin recently held in Acuity v. Chartis Specialty Insurance Company, No. 2013AP1303 (Wisc. Mar. 17, 2015), that property


Georgia Court of Appeals takes narrow view of pollution exclusion in lead-based paint case
  • Hunton & Williams LLP
  • USA
  • April 6 2015

On March 30, 2015, the Court of Appeals of Georgia held that lead-based paint did not qualify as a pollutant for purposes of a standard pollution


April Fool's Day sees national flood insurance rates rise
  • McCarter & English LLP
  • USA
  • March 31 2015

So what day would you pick to have your flood insurance premium double? April Fool's Day? You got it. Well, that's a little hyperbolic. Rates aren't


Down in the dumps: court refuses to apply pollution exclusion in landfill seepage case
  • Carlton Fields Jorden Burt
  • USA
  • March 25 2015

Claims involving potential coverage for pollution liability pose unique challenges for insurers. In many cases, the polluting activity occurred


Seventh Circuit applies Indiana choice of law rules to deny insurance coverage for contamination at an Indiana manufacturing facility
  • Taft Stettinius & Hollister LLP
  • USA
  • March 9 2015

Hoosier land owners sleep well at night knowing that they are insured against liability for environmental contamination because Indiana does not