Lexington Seeks To Avoid Doe Run's Toxic Defense Costs

Law360, Washington (January 17, 2012, 6:54 PM EST) -- Lexington Insurance Co. told a Missouri federal court Friday that it has no duty to indemnify lead producer Doe Run Resources Corp. for the costs of a pair of suits stemming from a Doe Run facility's release of toxic substances.

Doe Run is seeking defense coverage under 13 commercial general liability policies issued by Lexington between January 1995 and November 2009 for two underlying suits over damage resulting from the toxic contamination. But Lexington claims the pollution exclusion in its policies covering Doe Run exempt it...
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