Chubb Wants Full Panel Review Of 9th Circ. Superfund Loss

Law360, New York (April 29, 2013, 2:51 PM EDT) -- Chubb Insurance Co. on Friday requested an en banc rehearing of a March Ninth Circuit ruling to clarify whether an insurer is allowed to recover environmental cleanup expenses via subrogation lawsuits under the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act.

The insurer hopes to reverse a March 15 ruling in which a divided 2-1 appellate panel held that Chubb could not recoup $2.4 million from Ford Motor Co. and other former owners of a parcel of polluted land in California for CERCLA liability costs it paid...
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