2nd Circ. Frees Indian Harbor From Contaminated-Oil Costs

Law360, New York (June 25, 2013, 10:37 PM EDT) -- The Second Circuit on Tuesday released Indian Harbor Insurance Co. from footing an oil company's bill for handling legal and remediation costs tied to polychlorinated biphenyl-contaminated oil delivered to a customer, finding the company's costs did not stem from a discharge of pollutants as required under its policy.

Upholding a lower court's decision, the Second Circuit found that no coverage was owed under Colonial Oil Industries Inc.'s pollution and remediation legal liability insurance policy because a "pollution condition" did not occur. The policy described that coverage-providing...
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