Century Only Liable For Part Of Cleanup: Mass. Court

Law360, New York (July 27, 2009, 5:44 PM EDT) -- Interpreting insurer liability with respect to long-tail pollution claims, the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court has ruled that Century Indemnity Corp. should only be liable for a portion of claims stemming from defunct facilities operated by the former Boston Gas Co., rather than being held jointly and severally liable for all of the damages.

The state Supreme Court issued an opinion Friday on questions certified to it by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit regarding a dispute between Boston Gas, which now operates as...
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