Insurers Use Pollution Exclusions To Flip Oil Co.'s Win

Law360, New York (October 2, 2013, 4:24 PM EDT) -- A Louisiana appeals court on Wednesday found that Admiral Insurance Co., Steadfast Insurance Co. and Ace American Insurance do not owe a duty to defend Oracle Oil LLC in pollution litigation, reversing a lower court’s opinion.

The case involves a lawsuit by a group of land owners against a group of oil and gas operators who have worked in and around the Bellevue Field in Bossier Parish, La., since the 1930s. The plaintiffs sued various defendants, including Oracle, in 2006, seeking damages related to oil and...
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