8th Circ. Upholds Pollution Exclusion For Scottsdale

Law360, New York (September 9, 2010, 1:50 PM EDT) -- A federal appeals court has upheld an order releasing Scottsdale Insurance Co. from its duty to defend and indemnify chemical manufacturer Universal Crop Protection Alliance LLC in underlying litigation brought by a group of Arkansas farmers alleging UCPA's herbicides destroyed their crops.

A three-judge panel in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit on Wednesday affirmed a district court's March 2009 determination that the pollution exclusion in a general commercial liability insurance policy relieved Scottsdale of any obligation to provide coverage to UCPA in...
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