Insurers Needn't Cover Old Lead Contamination, Court Told

Law360, New York (April 26, 2013, 6:05 PM EDT) -- National Fire Insurance of Hartford and Continental Casualty Co. asked a Wisconsin federal judge on Wednesday to block a sheet metal manufacturer's demands that they cover costs connected to decades-old lead and organic compound contamination, arguing that their policies exclude pollution claims.

Gardner Manufacturing Co. provided the two insurance companies in June with a claim that the sheet metal outfit is responsible for investigating and restoring a contaminated Wisconsin site where it previously worked, according to the complaint filed Wednesday in the U.S. District Court for...
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