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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


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


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


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


Are we seeing a revival in Michigan environmental insurance coverage?
  • Barnes & Thornburg LLP
  • USA
  • June 5 2015

The U.S. District Court for the Western District of Michigan, on Feb. 3, 2015, ruled in favor of a policyholder seeking insurance coverage for


Texas Supreme Court rules that CERCLA PRP letters and enforcement proceedings are “suits” subject to the duty to defend under standard CGL insurance policies
  • Beveridge & Diamond PC
  • USA
  • June 30 2015

On June 26, 2015, the Texas Supreme Court held that enforcement proceedings under the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and


Texas Supreme Court holds EPA potentially responsible party letter is a “suit”
  • Phelps Dunbar LLP
  • USA
  • August 11 2015

In a 5-4 decision, the Texas Supreme Court ruled that a U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) administrative action to force cleanup under the


Insurance protection for losses may be freely assigned in connection with a corporate sale or reorganization
  • Greenberg Glusker Fields Claman & Machtinger LLP
  • USA
  • August 21 2015

On August 20, 2015, the California Supreme Court handed down its much anticipated decision in Fluor Corporation v. Superior Court (Hartford Accident