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2016 Summary of New Maine Laws: State of Maine 127th Legislature, 2nd Regular Session
  • Pierce Atwood LLP
  • USA
  • May 16 2016

The new laws highlighted in this summary are those most relevant to our clients and does not include all laws enacted this past session. This summary


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


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


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


Fifth Circuit Holds Pollution Exclusion Precluded Coverage Where Complaint Concerned Only Injury from Vapors
  • Phelps Dunbar LLP
  • USA
  • March 7 2016

The Fifth Circuit held that an insurer had no duty to defend based on the policy's pollution exclusion where the complaint alleged only injury from


Bed Bug Bill Bounces: Pesticides Called Pollution!
  • Gordon & Rees LLP
  • USA
  • March 3 2016

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


Decision by a divided New Jersey Supreme Court protects leaky tank owner and insurers from damages for two-year delay in addressing contamination
  • Greenbaum, Rowe, Smith & Davis LLP
  • USA
  • September 9 2015

The recent New Jersey Supreme Court opinion in Ross v. Lowitz, decided by a 4 to 3 vote, holds that insurers are not liable under New Jersey common


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


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


NE Supreme Court issues insurer-friendly decision on the applicability of the pollution exclusion
  • Cozen O'Connor
  • USA
  • September 30 2014

In interpreting the scope of the pollution exclusion, one question seems to appear in case after case what exactly does the pollution