Wis. Continues Pro-Insured Trend With Toxic Torts

Law360, New York (November 22, 2013, 5:37 PM EST) -- So-called “long-tailed” toxic tort claims, such as asbestos or environmental liabilities, are one of the most pervasive corporate liability exposures around. Insurance coverage is a critical, and sometimes essential, part of the strategy in dealing with such exposures. While the coverage issues are complex, fortunately for Wisconsin policyholders, Wisconsin law is generally very favorable to insureds in this area. Wisconsin is a “continuous trigger” state, meaning that any policy on the risk during a period when continuous injury is occurring is responsible for responding to the...
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