9th Circ. Says Montrose No Help For City's Condo Battle

Law360, New York (June 27, 2013, 4:45 PM EDT) -- The Ninth Circuit on Thursday refused to expand the reach of a landmark California decision that beefed up insurance coverage for long-tail pollution and product liability claims, while ruling that insurers did not have to cover the city of Ventura, Calif., in negligence litigation brought by condominium buyers.

The appeals court ruled that the California Supreme Court's 1995 ruling in Montrose Chemical Corp. v. Admiral Insurance Co. did not require The Insurance Co. of the State of Pennsylvania and Great Lakes Reinsurance (UK) PLC to cover...
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