Pollution Exclusion Does Not Bar Coverage; Ambiguity Exists, Wisconsin Panel Says
Mealey's (October 20, 2015, 11:52 AM EDT) -- MADISON, Wisc. — Because a policy’s pollution exclusion is ambiguous as to whether a certain bacteria is a pollutant, a reasonable insured could expect coverage under the policy, the District Four Wisconsin Court of Appeals said Oct. 15 in reversing a ruling in favor of an insurer (Patrick J. Connors v. Zurich American Insurance Co., et al., No. 2014AP2990, Wis. App., Dist. 4; 2015 Wisc. App. LEXIS 755).
(Opinion available. Document #03-151021-005Z.)
Patrick Connors filed suit in the Sauk County Circuit Court against Charter Oak Insurance...