Insurer Off Hook For Ind. Town's Enviro Suit Defense

Law360, New York (August 25, 2011, 6:04 PM EDT) -- An Indiana appeals court ruled Thursday that it took a town roughly two years to adequately notify Governmental Interinsurance Exchange about claims over alleged contamination from a municipal dump, backing a judgment against Employers Mutual Casualty Co. and its demands for defense contribution.

The town of Winamac, Ind., notified its broker for GIE coverage about the potential liability and a private property owner's lawsuit. However, GIE contended it didn't receive notice until EMC sent it a letter in 2007 about participating in the town's defense, and...
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