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Evidence of sudden and accidental pollution rejected (US)

A corporation which operated two industrial sites found significant amounts of ground water contamination. Its attempt to get insurance cover on the basis that the pollution was sudden and accidental was unsuccessful because the evidence of its expert was rejected as not being based on sound methodology. The pollution exclusion therefore defeated the claim. On … Continue reading

No coverage for landfill clean-up – not sudden and accidental

A US Supreme Court reversed a lower court’s decision awarding $9.1 million to an insured company for the company’s defence costs of litigation over a clean-up of a landfill in Massachusetts. The clean-up was done under the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act when an action was brought by the authorities forcing the company to … Continue reading