Chartis Ordered To Cover Debris Hauler In Pollution Suit

Law360, New York (November 4, 2011, 5:58 PM EDT) -- A California federal judge ruled Thursday that Chartis Specialty Insurance Co. must provide Sierra Recycling & Demolition Inc. with coverage for claims that the company transported construction debris with elevated levels of lead and zinc to a processing facility.

Chartis argued that plaintiff Sierra Recycling's coverage request was barred by a policy exclusion against coverage for environmental damage arising from the final disposal of material at any site or location not owned or leased by the insured.

But U.S. District Judge Anthony W. Ishii rejected this...
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