Ill. Keeps It Plain In Absolute Pollution Exclusions

Law360, New York (March 22, 2013, 12:29 PM EDT) -- On Feb. 22, 2013, the First District for the Illinois Court of Appeals affirmed summary judgment in Village of Crestwood v. Ironshore Specialty Insurance Co. to insurers that issued excess public entity general liability insurance to the village of Crestwood, Ill.

The court found that the insurers had no duty to defend or indemnify the village against claims alleging that the village had mixed polluted water into the municipal tap water because the “underlying claims fell within absolute pollution exclusion clauses.”

The village sought coverage from...
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