Hartford Dodges Defense Duty In PCB Cleanup Dispute

Law360, New York (June 6, 2012, 10:46 PM EDT) -- A Texas federal judge found Wednesday that Hartford Casualty Insurance Co. had no duty to defend a waste oil supplier in a $50 million suit accusing the supplier of sending oil contaminated with polychlorinated biphenyls to a refiner, though the insurer may still be obligated to cover indemnity costs.

U.S. District Judge Barbara M. G. Lynn granted Hartford’s motion for summary judgment as to its duty to defend Seals & Packings Inc. in a lawsuit brought by Oil Re-Refining Co. in Utah district court, but carried...
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