QBE Insurance Corp. v. Estes Heating & Air Conditioning, Inc.

(My litigation) Fed. Court Holds Pollution Exclusion Applicable to Chinese Drywall Claims


Federal District Court Judge Callie Granade's Memorandum Opinion granting summary judgment to my client, QBE Insurance Corporation, holding that the Total Pollution Exclusion in a Commercial General Liabiity insurance policy applied to bar coverage for all claims arising from Chinese Drywall litigation. This was a precedent setting case, the first in the United States where this particular pollution exclusion was applied to Chinese Drywall emissions, a hot button issue along the Gulf Coast and East Coast due to the use of Chinese Drywall following hurricanes Ivan and Katrina in mid 2000's.

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Published In: Environmental Updates, Insurance Updates

Reference Info:Decision | Federal, 11th Circuit, Alabama | United States