9th Circ. CERCLA Insurance Case Now Law Of The Land
March 4, 2014, 4:57 PM EST
Law360, New York (March 4, 2014, 4:57 PM EST) -- The U.S. Supreme Court has declined to review a recent decision of the Ninth Circuit that limited the rights of insurance companies to recover payments made for environmental cleanup costs under the federal Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act, 42. U.S.C. §§ 9602-9675. Chubb Custom Insurance Company v. Space Systems/Loral, Inc. et al., 710 F.3d 946 (9th Cir. 2013), cert. denied, 82 U.S.L.W. 3241 (U.S. Jan. 13, 2014) (No. 13-412).
In doing so, the Supreme Court confirmed the importance of applying strict rules of construction...