1st Circ. Hands Travelers Win In Superfund Coverage Suit

Law360, New York (July 13, 2012, 4:02 PM EDT) -- The First Circuit on Wednesday ruled that Travelers Casualty and Surety Co. is not responsible for covering the entirety of a policyholder's defense costs in a pair of Superfund cleanup liability lawsuits, finding that fellow insurer Providence Washington Insurance Co. must contribute as well.

Reversing a decision from a Rhode Island federal court, the First Circuit panel said the lower court erred by focusing solely on the timing of the insured company New England Container Co.'s alleged polluting activities at the Rhode Island Centredale Manor Superfund...
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