Oregon Federal Magistrate Judge Refuses To Reconsider Duty-To-Defend Ruling

(January 19, 2016, 12:08 PM EST) -- PORTLAND, Ore. — An Oregon federal magistrate judge on Jan. 7 refused to reconsider a ruling that some insurers have no duty to defend their insureds for underlying environmental contamination claims based on the policies’ self-insured retention language, excess coverage provisions and hazardous substance exclusions because the evidence does not show that the ruling was manifestly unjust (Century Indemnity Co. v. The Marine Group LLC, et al., No. 08-1375, D. Ore.; 2016 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 2076).

(Opinion available. Document #03-160120-004Z.)

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