Grappling With The Scope Of Pollution Exclusion

Law360, New York (November 21, 2012, 12:59 PM EST) -- When someone hears the term “pollution,” one may think of the scene described in "A Civil Action," in which trucks roll into the night unloading barrels of toxic waste into a field or the movie "Erin Brockovich," in which the utility company pumps waste into the local aquifer.

What one does not think of is a building component off-gassing inside his or her home or office. Yet, as courts around the country grapple with the scope of the pollution exclusion in insurance policies, it is clear...
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