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Supreme Court of Texas says EPA cleanup directive is a “suit” under commercial general liability insurance policies
  • Hunton & Williams LLP
  • USA
  • July 6 2015

The Supreme Court of Texas has ruled that CERCLA enforcement proceedings brought by the EPA are a "suit" as that term is used in commercial general

Class action round-up - spring 2015
  • Alston & Bird LLP
  • USA
  • June 9 2015

On April 27, 2015, the U.S. Supreme Court granted certiorari in Spokeo, Inc. v. Robinssetting the stage for an important decision on whether a

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

Multi-million dollar insurance bad faith claim in environmental contamination case affirmed on appeal
  • Taft Stettinius & Hollister LLP
  • USA
  • February 25 2015

An environmental contamination case resulting in a $3.4 million award for emotional distress and punitive damages due to unfair claims settlement

Texas Supreme Court rules on an insurer’s duty to defend EPA proceedings
  • Squire Patton Boggs
  • USA
  • August 7 2015

In McGinnes Indus. Main't Corp. v. The Phoenix Ins. Co. (Case No. 14-0465), the Texas Supreme Court by a 5-4 vote joined the majority of other courts

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

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

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

Texas joins majority of states holding that EPA’s CERCLA proceedings constitute a 'suit' under standard-form CGL policies
  • Reed Smith LLP
  • USA
  • July 6 2015

In response to a certified question from the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit, the Supreme Court of Texas ruled that proceedings conducted

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

Endorsement trumps exclusions when evaluating coverage
  • Manatt Phelps & Phillips LLP
  • USA
  • June 3 2015

A Florida federal court has ruled an endorsement specifically covering crop dusting trumped an exclusion in a coverage dispute involving the