Insurer Has No Duty To Indemnify Under Pollution Exclusion, Federal Judge Says

Mealey's (September 26, 2016, 12:29 PM EDT) -- MINNEAPOLIS — A policy’s pollution exclusion does not preclude an insurer’s duty to defend an underlying personal injury suit arising out of carbon monoxide poisoning but does preclude the insurer’s duty to indemnify, a Minnesota federal judge said Sept. 23 in partially granting the insurer’s motion for summary judgment (Travelers Property Casualty Company of America v. Christopher A. Klick, et al., No. 15-2403, D. Minn.; 2016 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 130762).

(Opinion available. Document #03-160928-001Z.)

On Sept. 1, 2013, Christopher Klick and two companions were on a...
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