Universal Denied Early Win Over Pollution Coverage

Law360, New York (July 15, 2009, 12:00 AM EDT) -- A federal judge has refused to grant Universal Casualty Co. summary judgment in its declaratory suit against Triple Transport Inc. over the insurer's duty to defend or indemnify the transportation company in an underlying suit regarding a contaminated saltwater well.

Judge Brian S. Miller of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Arkansas on Monday denied Universal's motion for summary judgment, concluding that genuine issues of material fact exist as to whether the policy at issue precludes coverage for the damages sought in the...
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