Pollution Exclusion Does Not Apply To Release Of Sewer Gas, Federal Judge Says

Mealey's (February 19, 2016, 10:05 AM EST) -- PHOENIX — Because the release of sewer gases caused by the improper installation of a plumbing system is not traditional environmental pollution, a policy’s pollution exclusion does not preclude coverage for an underlying suit arising out of the release of gases into a shopping center; however, a question of fact exists regarding whether the insurer had a duty to contribute to the settlement of the underlying suit, an Arizona federal judge said Feb. 16 (National Fire Insurance Company of Hartford, et al. v. James River Insurance...
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