Insurer Sues Deepwater Cleanup Cos. Over Worker Coverage

Law360, New York (February 13, 2013, 7:29 PM EST) -- First Mercury Insurance Co. lodged a complaint Wednesday claiming that it had no duty to defend Deepwater Horizon cleanup contractors facing chemical exposure allegations from former employees, arguing that a policy exclusion frees it from covering claims for physical injury from hazardous materials.

Because the workers claim to have suffered serious bodily harm after Oil Mop LLC and Maxum Industries LLC failed to provide any warning or instructions about chemical agents they used during oil cleanup work following the massive blowout of BP PLC's Macondo well...
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