9th Circ. Chubb Ruling Bars Insurer's Superfund Suit, US Says

Law360, New York (May 8, 2013, 2:19 PM EDT) -- Citing the Ninth Circuit’s recent Chubb Custom decision, the federal government Tuesday asked a California federal judge to toss an insurer’s Superfund lawsuit seeking reimbursement for cleanup costs at a former munitions plant, saying it erred by suing before its policyholder sought payment from Uncle Sam.

In a motion to dismiss, government attorneys said Chartis Specialty Insurance Co. had failed to satisfy a requirement in the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act that public funds be given to a claimant — in this case, the...
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Case Information

Case Title

Chartis Specialty Insurance Company et al v. United States of America

Case Number



California Northern

Nature of Suit

Environmental Matters


Edward M. Chen

Date Filed

April 8, 2013

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