Efficient Proximate Cause Doctrine Was Correctly Applied, Panel Determines

Mealey's (March 18, 2016, 2:07 PM EDT) -- SAN FRANCISCO — A district court did not err in applying the efficient proximate cause doctrine in a suit seeking coverage for damage to machinery used to produce industrial chemicals, the Ninth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals said March 17 in an unpublished opinion (Olin Corp. and Pioneer Americas LLC d/b/a Olin Chlor Alkali Products v. Continental Casualty Co., No. 14-15017, 9th Cir.; 2016 U.S. App. LEXIS 4905).

(Unpublished opinion available. Document #03-160323-001Z.)

Olin Corp. and its affiliate, Pioneer Americas LLC (collectively, Olin), operate a plant...
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