AIG Sues US, Sherwin-Williams For $3.3M In Cleanup Costs

Law360, New York (January 31, 2014, 3:32 PM EST) -- AIG Specialty Insurance Co. sued the government and contractor The Sherwin-Williams Co. in Illinois federal court Thursday, seeking reimbursement for $3.3 million of environmental cleanup costs incurred at a wildlife refuge once used as a munitions facility during World War II.

AIG alleges that paint manufacturer Sherwin-Williams and the government have refused to reimburse it for the response costs it paid on behalf of Illinois Tools Works Inc. to remove hazardous waste from Site 14 within the Crab Orchard National Wildlife Refuge near Marion, Ill. Illinois Tools...
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