California Supreme Court Adopts “All-Sums-With-Stacking” Allocation Rule In Pro-Policyholder Environmental Insurance Coverage Decision

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On August 9, the California Supreme Court issued an important decision that will enhance the ability of policyholders to receive the full benefit of their insurance policies for long-tail environmental claims. Specifically, the Court adopted an “all-sums-with-stacking” rule that will allow policyholders to recover from insurers over multiple policy periods, effectively “stacking” their policy limits to maximize potential recovery.

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