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In Midwest Family Mutual Insurance Co. v. Wolters, et al., — N.W.2d –, 2013 WL 2363239 (Minn. May 31, 2013), the Minnesota Supreme Court joined the minority view in holding that the absolute pollution exclusion applies to...more
In a decision that exalts casuistry over common sense, the Ninth Circuit recently held that an insurer who reimbursed $2.4 million in CERCLA response costs to its policyholder had no subrogation rights against the potentially...more
We are pleased to report that the Virginia Supreme Court has tacked down – or, more appropriately, “drywall-ed in” – the issue of whether a pollution exclusion in a property insurance policy precludes coverage for Chinese...more
This past quarter brought us the long-awaited decision from the California Supreme Court on stacking of insurance policies. The Supreme Court has ruled that stacking of limits on successive policies is permitted on continuous...more
New Jersey property buyers need to be aware of liability for existing contamination as a result of failing to do an appropriate environmental investigation prior to purchasing. The recent case State Farm Fire and Cas. Co. v....more
Villa Los Alamos Homeowners Association v. State Farm General Insurance Company Court of Appeal, First District (August 25, 2011)
In MacKinnon v. Truck Insurance Exchange (WLR September 4, 2003), the California Supreme...more
Q: What do environmental contamination, real estate development and liability insurance have in common?
A: Millions of dollars more than you might have thought before you read this paper, especially in British...more
Lead Paint and Mold Liability Issues Facing Commercial Real Estate Owners...more
Appellate Panel Saves Notice Defense in Single Family Lead Paint Cases...more