No Coverage Owed For Environmental Contamination, 2nd Circuit Says In Reversing
Mealey's (June 27, 2016, 1:42 PM EDT) -- NEW YORK — An insurer has no duty to defend its insured against an underlying environmental contamination suit because the contamination at issue was not “sudden and accidental” as required by the policy, the Second Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals said June 23 in reversing a district court’s judgment against the insurer (The Narragansett Electric Co. v. Century Indemnity Co., et al., Nos. 15-1137, 15-1397, 2nd Cir.; 2016 U.S. App. LEXIS 11647).
(Summary order available. Document #03-160706-002R.)
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