Travelers Sues Insurer For CERCLA Suit Coverage

Law360, New York (March 26, 2010, 4:52 PM EDT) -- Travelers Casualty and Surety Co. Inc. has sued Providence Washington Insurance Cos. in order to recover a portion of the $1 million it has paid defending New England Container Co. in lawsuits over a Superfund cleanup in Rhode Island.

Travelers filed a complaint Thursday in the U.S. District Court for the District of Rhode Island, saying that Providence had refused to pay for the costs of defending lawsuits brought by Black & Decker Co. subsidiary Emhart Industries Inc. in 2006.

The suits centered around liability under...
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