Maine Justice Says Umbrella Insurer Has Duty To Defend Under Some Policies
(February 11, 2016, 2:33 PM EST) -- PORTLAND, Maine — An umbrella insurer has a duty to defend its insured against two environmental contamination suits under certain of its policies; however, the insured must prove that it exhausted the underlying policy limits before the remaining policies may be triggered, a Maine justice said Feb. 9 (Irving Oil Limited v. ACE INA Insurance, No. 09-35, Maine Business, Cumberland Co.).
(Opinion available. Document #03-160217-005Z.)
Irving Oil Limited (IOL) filed suit in the Cumberland County Business and Consumer Court against its insurer, ACE INA Insurance, seeking...