Pollution Exclusion Bars Coverage For Lead-Based Paint Injuries, Georgia High Court Says

Mealey's (March 22, 2016, 9:20 AM EDT) -- ATLANTA — The Georgia Supreme Court on March 21 found that a policy’s pollution exclusion clearly bars coverage for underlying personal injury claims related to the ingestion of lead-based paint, noting that Georgia courts have enforced absolute pollution exclusion clauses without requiring that the pollutant be named in the policy (Georgia Farm Bureau Mutual Insurance Co. v. Amy Smith, et al., No. S15C1177, Ga. Sup.; 2016 Ga. LEXIS 245).

(Opinion available. Document #03-160323-003Z.)

Amy Smith, individually and as next friend of Tyasia Brown, filed a personal...
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