Essex Off Hook For Fla. Developer's $19M Settlement

Law360, New York (September 22, 2010, 4:14 PM EDT) -- A federal judge has ruled that Essex Insurance Co. had no duty to indemnify a Florida developer for a $19 million settlement with homeowners who alleged that their property was damaged by pollutants released during construction on the site of a former chemical and medical waste dump.

Judge Marcia G. Cooke of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida granted Essex's motion for summary judgment Tuesday, finding that the insurance company had no duty to defend or indemnify the developer because all of...
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