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New York’s Highest Court Holds All Sums Allocation And Vertical Exhaustion Applied To Excess Insurance Coverage For Asbestos Claims
  • Locke Lord LLP
  • USA
  • May 4 2016

On May 3, 2016, the Court of Appeals of New York issued its opinion in In re Viking Pump, No. 59, 2016 WL 1735790, and found that "all sums"

Pollution Exclusion Applies to Lead Poisoning Claim Under CGL Policy
  • Hunton & Williams LLP
  • USA
  • April 28 2016

In April 2015, we issued a Client Alert analyzing the Court of Appeals of Georgia's opinion in Smith v. Ga. Farm Bureau Mut. Ins. Co., 331 Ga. App

SC Appeals Court holds insurance does not cover damages arising from sewage odors
  • Dentons
  • USA
  • April 22 2016

The South Carolina Court of Appeals has recently joined a growing number of states that have classified foul odors as pollutants and, therefore

No Insurance Coverage Stinks: South Carolina Court of Appeals Denies Coverage for Sewage Odor Lawsuit
  • Gordon & Rees LLP
  • USA
  • April 21 2016

The South Carolina Court of Appeals recently held that a state-run insurance company owed no defense to a county public service district for

Georgia Supreme Court Denies Coverage for Lead-Based Paint Injuries Based on the Pollution Exclusion
  • Gordon & Rees LLP
  • USA
  • April 12 2016

In a matter of first impression, the Georgia Supreme Court recently held that personal injury claims arising from lead poisoning due to lead-based

Selected Kansas legislative activity, March 21-24
  • Foulston Siefkin LLP
  • USA
  • March 28 2016

The legislative leadership proved last week that the legislative process can move with alacrity when necessary. During the last month and a half of

Are you prepared for a natural disaster? Five tips for preparing for a natural disaster
  • Barnes & Thornburg LLP
  • USA
  • March 25 2016

Spring is here, which means natural disaster season is here as well. While spring brings a welcome change in the weather in many areas of the country

Insurer Must Provide Defense for Farms Accused of Spraying Pesticide on Neighbor
  • Manatt Phelps & Phillips LLP
  • USA
  • March 18 2016

Rejecting an insurer's arguments that multiple exclusions operated to preclude coverage, a Florida federal court judge ruled that two farms are

Capitalizing on Sites with Environmental Property Damage: Is there really a pot of gold at the end of that rainbow?
  • Barnes & Thornburg LLP
  • USA
  • March 15 2016

When a company learns that it has a site suffering from environmental property damage, "profit" is the last thing on that company's mind. Rather, the

Exterminating Coverage Under a Pesty Pollution Exclusion: Vermont Supreme Court Denies Coverage for Pesticide Contamination
  • Gordon & Rees LLP
  • USA
  • March 9 2016

The Vermont Supreme Court recently held that the plain language interpretation of a pollution exclusion in a homeowner policy barred coverage for