Concentrated Natural Gases Pollutants, Judge Says

Law360, New York (June 2, 2009, 12:00 AM EDT) -- High concentrations of naturally occurring gases constitute a pollutant for the purposes of an insurance policy's pollution exclusion, even if they do not cause injury at lower concentrations, a district judge has ruled.

Judge Mary Lou Robinson of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas ruled Tuesday that a pollution exclusion barred Specialty Trailer Leasing Inc. from being covered by a policy held with Colony National Insurance Co. in lawsuits alleging that an argon gas leak from a Specialty product killed three dock...
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