Sewage Odor Suit Excluded From Coverage, SC Court Says

Law360, New York (March 23, 2016, 4:38 PM EDT) -- A South Carolina state appeals court on Wednesday affirmed a trial ruling that a state-run insurance company owed no defense to a county district accused of releasing foul odors out of a sewage pipe that forced a resident to move, finding that a pollution exclusion in the policy applied.

The pollution exclusion in the policy issued to East Richland County Public Service District by the state-run South Carolina Insurance Reserve Fund is valid and can properly be applied to offensive odors like those that forced East Richland resident Coley Brown from his home, a three-judge appellate panel said Wednesday, affirming a...

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