Salt Co. Says Travelers Policy Covers Tainted Water

Law360, New York (June 20, 2011, 6:02 PM EDT) -- A rock salt company sued two subsidiaries of The Travelers Cos. Inc. in Kansas on Friday seeking coverage for a proposed class action alleging the company allowed rock salt to enter an Ohio village's water supply.

A pollution exclusion does not let The Charter Oak Fire Insurance Co. and The Travelers Indemnity Co. of America off the hook for covering the property damages alleged in the underlying suit, as they claim, according to a complaint filed by Central Salt LLC in Kansas federal court.

The underlying...
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