Madison-Kipp, Insurers Want Out Of Toxic Vapor Suit

Law360, New York (February 20, 2013, 5:01 PM EST) -- Madison-Kipp Corp. on Tuesday asked a federal judge to dismiss a proposed class action accusing it of releasing toxic chemicals into the environment and damaging nearby homes, while its insurers sought a ruling that they don't have to cover the die-casting company in the litigation.

Residents who live near the company’s Madison, Wis., facility sued Madison-Kipp in 2011 under the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act, alleging their home values had been diminished due to vapor intrusion caused by chemicals leaking from the plant. But according to...
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