Hartford Sues To Duck Oil Supplier's PCB Cleanup Bill

Law360, New York (September 30, 2011, 4:10 PM EDT) -- Hartford Casualty Insurance Co. launched a lawsuit in Texas federal court Thursday seeking a declaration that it shouldn't have to indemnify a waste oil supplier in a $50 million suit accusing the company of sending oil contaminated with polychlorinated biphenyls to a refiner.

Hartford claims the primary and umbrella liability policies Seals & Packings Inc. purchased from 2009 to 2011 exclude any pollution-related liability claims. Hartford also claims that Seals & Packings knew of the damages alleged by refiner Oil Re-Refining Co., prior to the inception...
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