No Coverage Owed For Injuries Caused By Chemical Exposure, Federal Judge Says
(January 25, 2016, 12:11 PM EST) -- TACOMA, Wash. — Insurers have no duty to defend an employer for an underlying lawsuit alleging that the employer intentionally caused an employee to inhale caustic fumes and chemicals because the policies clearly exclude coverage for intentional acts, a Washington federal judge said Jan. 13 (The Neil Jones Food Co. v. Travelers Casualty Insurance Company of America, et al., No. 15-5459, W.D. Wash.; 2016 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 5018).
(Order available. Document #03-160127-003R.)
In 2012, Richard Currie, a former employee of The Neil Jones Food Co., filed...