Pollution Exclusion Won't Help Hartford In Doe Run Suit

Law360, New York (April 27, 2010, 3:34 PM EDT) -- Two Hartford Financial Services Group Inc. insurance units can't use their policies' pollution exclusions to bar coverage for underlying bodily injury claims in an insurance fight with lead producer Doe Run Resources Corp., a judge has ruled, deeming the exclusions ambiguous.

Judge Charles A. Shaw of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri denied on Monday a partial summary judgment bid by Hartford Accident & Indemnity Co. and First State Insurance Co. seeking a declaration that the underlying claims in the dispute arose...
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