A Policyholder Win In Pa.'s Pollution Exclusion Battle

Law360, New York (March 15, 2013, 12:26 PM EDT) -- Policyholders with pollution-related liabilities in Pennsylvania scored another win in January in the ongoing litigation battle with insurance companies that argue for the broadest possible interpretation of the "pollution exclusions" in their policies.

In an important decision issued on Jan. 22, 2013, Chief Magistrate Judge Lisa Pupo Lenihan of the United States District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania ruled that TIG Insurance Company (formerly Transamerica) owed a defense to its policyholders, Wiseman Oil Company Inc. and its owners for claims brought by the United...
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