Claims Pared In Gas Spill Coverage Dispute V. Liberty

Law360, New York (June 23, 2010, 3:25 PM EDT) -- Liberty Surplus Insurance Corp. has won its bid to nix unjust enrichment and bad faith claims in Penn Tank Lines Inc.'s suit seeking coverage for an environmental cleanup related to a truck crash that released 8,800 gallons of gasoline on a Florida highway.

Judge Legrome D. Davis of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania on Tuesday granted Liberty's motion to dismiss the two allegations, ruling that the parties' environmental liability policy barred Penn Tank from maintaining an unjust enrichment claim.

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