NRG Unit Owed Defense In Air Pollution Suit, 5th Circ. Says

Law360, New York (May 16, 2013, 7:37 PM EDT) -- The Fifth Circuit ruled Wednesday that Illinois Union Insurance Co. has a duty to defend NRG Energy Inc.'s Louisiana unit in an underlying suit launched by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency over alleged toxic emissions in violation of the Clean Air Act.

A three-judge panel affirmed a lower court's ruling that under the provisions of the insurance policy, Illinois Union has a duty to defend Louisiana Generating LLC in the underlying suit the EPA launched in February 2009 alleging LaGen failed to control harmful emissions from...
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