High Court Nixes Chubb's Appeal On CERCLA Subrogation

Law360, New York (January 13, 2014, 4:41 PM EST) -- The U.S. Supreme Court declined Monday to review a Ninth Circuit holding that Chubb. Insurance Co. could not force Ford Motor Co. and others to reimburse it for a cleanup through subrogation claims brought under the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act.

The high court turned away Chubb's challenge to a March 15 ruling in which a divided 2-1 appellate panel ruled the insurer could not recoup $2.4 million from Ford and other former owners of a parcel of polluted land in California for CERCLA liability costs it paid to policyholder Taube-Koret Campus for Jewish Life.

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