Travelers Dodges Defense Of Waste Co.'s Tussle With EPA

Law360, New York (April 22, 2013, 4:55 PM EDT) -- A federal judge ruled Thursday that The Travelers Indemnity Co. does not have to cover the more than $2 million a Waste Management Inc. predecessor spent quarreling with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency over its alleged pollution of a Texas river, saying the agency's enforcement actions do not constitute litigation that would trigger coverage.

U.S. District Judge Lynn N. Hughes shot down McGinnes Industrial Maintenance Corp.'s claims that Travelers and its subsidiary The Phoenix Insurance Co. breached their duty to defend after the EPA found that...
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