Insurer Wins At Least $3.3M From US For Cleanup Site

Law360, New York (January 10, 2013, 2:27 PM EST) -- A California federal judge on Wednesday ordered the U.S. government to pay $3.3 million, plus 40 percent of future response costs, in a dispute with American International Specialty Lines Insurance Co. over pollution remediation at the facilities of a former government contractor.

U.S. District Judge A. Howard Matz found the government liable for past and future cleanup costs at a Santa Clarita, Calif., site first operated by Bermite Powder Co. and later by Whittaker Corp. Production at that facility was largely dedicated to fulfilling contracts with...
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