Broadening Duty To Defend In Oregon

Law360, New York (October 25, 2010, 1:30 PM EDT) -- While several courts around the country have concluded a potentially responsible party (PRP) letter from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency or a state regulatory agency is sufficiently adversarial to be the functional equivalent of a suit, no reported decision has yet extended that rationale to a request for information letter received from a regulatory agency.

Yet, in what appears to be the first reported decision of its kind in the country, in Ash Grove Cement Co. v. Liberty Mut. Ins. Co., et al., 2010 U.S. Dist....
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