Insurer Denies Coverage Duty In Workers' Exposure Suit

Law360, Chicago (July 24, 2013, 4:44 PM EDT) -- Mt. Hawley Insurance Co. sued a pollution control systems company in Georgia federal court Tuesday to avoid covering a suit brought by automobile part factory workers who say they were exposed to unsafe levels of hexavalent chromium while on the job, pointing to a pollution exclusion in the company's policy.

The insurer is asking the federal court to declare that it has no duty to defend or indemnify KCH Services Inc. in the underlying suit over alleged carcinogen exposure. It argues that the commercial general liability...
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