Insurer Ducks Quick Coverage Loss In NJ Pollution Row

Law360, New York (February 25, 2014, 6:19 PM EST) -- A New Jersey federal court refused Tuesday to rule that an insurer has a duty to defend an affiliate of a lead pigment maker in a suit over river contamination, finding the wording of the policy is unclear as to whether the company is excluded from coverage.

U.S. District Judge Joel A. Pisano denied both NL Environmental Management Services Inc. and Indian Harbor Insurance Co.’s cross motions for summary judgment, finding the insurer’s intent in failing to name NL Environmental in exceptions to an environmental policy covering...
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