United National Loses Coverage Bid In Cleanup Cost Row

By Caroline Simson (February 3, 2015, 5:53 PM EST) -- A Pennsylvania federal judge ruled Monday that Indian Harbor Insurance Co. has no obligation to reimburse an insurance company for defense costs stemming from a distribution center's lawsuit over a denied claim for environmental cleanup costs, citing a pollution exclusion in the reinsurer's policy.

U.S. District Judge Harvey Bartle III granted judgment on the pleadings as to United National Insurance Co.'s breach of contract, breach of duties, and waiver and estoppel claims in its lawsuit against Indian Harbor in connection with an underlying coverage dispute with Port LA Distribution Center LP, saying a pollution exclusion in the professional liability policy issued...

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