Pollution Exclusion Battle Continues In Mo.

Law360, New York (September 12, 2013, 5:31 PM EDT) -- The interpretation and application of pollution exclusions still flummox parties and fill docket sheets. The Missouri Court of Appeals recently addressed such an exclusion in American National Property & Casualty Co. v. Wyatt.[1]

This decision is an important one for policyholders seeking coverage because it continues the line of authority supporting the proposition that to avoid absurd results, the pollution exclusion must be reasonably interpreted within the confines of certain limiting principles. This article will focus on the court’s acknowledgment of the original intention of the...
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