Pollution Exclusion Bars Coverage For Suits Alleging Violations Of Clean Water Act

(March 20, 2017, 1:41 PM EDT) -- CLEVELAND — Because a policy’s pollution exclusion clearly bars coverage for claims arising out of violations of the Clean Water Act, an Ohio federal judge March 16 granted an insurer’s motion for judgment on the pleadings and terminated the insured’s suit against its insurer (JTO Inc. v. The Travelers Indemnity Company of America, No. 16-648, N.D. Ohio, 2017 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 38033).

(Opinion available.  Document #03-170322-002Z.)

JTO Inc., an Ohio-based construction company, filed suit in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Ohio against...
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