Travelers Slips Coverage Of NY Utility's Gas Plant Pollution

Law360, New York (July 18, 2013, 6:39 PM EDT) -- A New York judge has found that Travelers Indemnity Co. does not have to cover state-ordered environmental remediation of five Orange & Rockland Utilities Inc. manufactured gas plant sites, saying the utility failed to seek coverage promptly, according to an order released Thursday.

Judge Eileen Bransten of New York County Supreme Court granted summary judgment to Travelers, ruling that ORU had a reasonable expectation no later than 1994 that its insurance policies might be triggered, when it was notified by the state Department of Environmental Conservation that...
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