Insurer Sues After Town's Coal Ordinances Are Voided

Law360, New York (September 22, 2009, 5:44 PM EDT) -- A federal judge has struck down a series of ordinances designed to prohibit coal mining in a small Pennsylvania town, prompting the town's insurance carrier to say it will not cover most of the litigation's cost.

In a lawsuit filed Monday with the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania, National Casualty Co. asked for a declaration that it has no duty to indemnify Blaine Township with respect to any damages, attorneys' fees or expenses in excess of $47,622, which is what the town...
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