Contamination Caused By Defective Plastic Bag Is An Occurrence, 8th Circuit Says

Mealey's (August 23, 2016, 11:17 AM EDT) -- ST. LOUIS — The contamination of landscaping materials with plastic from defective storage bags is an occurrence under the terms of an insurance policy, the Eighth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals said Aug. 19 in reversing a district court’s judgment in favor of the insurer (Decker Plastics Inc. v. West Bend Mutual Insurance Co., No. 15-2861, 8th Cir.; 2016 U.S. App. LEXIS 15235).

(Per curiam opinion available. Document #03-160824-003Z.)

A1’s Inc. of Storm Lake, Iowa, packaged and sold landscaping materials. Decker Plastics Corp. sold plastic bags...
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