US Fire Could Owe Museum $1.5M In Oil Cleanup Row

Law360, New York (August 24, 2011, 7:28 PM EDT) -- A Massachusetts federal judge on Wednesday set an allocation method in a long-running oil pollution coverage dispute that could force U.S. Fire Insurance Co. to indemnify Peabody Essex Museum Inc. for up to $1.5 million in soil remediation work.

Additionally, U.S. District Judge Nancy Gertner found that U.S. Fire violated state law by failing to reach a fair settlement on defense costs that it owes the museum over a government environmental action that ordered the investigation and cleanup of the oil contamination, which came from museum...
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Peabody Essex Museum, Inc. v. United States Fire Insurance Company

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Nathaniel M. Gorton

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July 14, 2006

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