Great American Drops Suit Over 'Pollution' Deaths

Law360, New York (January 22, 2009, 12:00 AM EST) -- Great American Insurance Co. has decided to drop its argument that it is not required to indemnify the owners of a Houston office building where three people died in a 2007 arson fire because the victims died of “pollution,” not as a result of the fire.

The Cincinnati-based insurance company said in a statement Wednesday that it had reached an agreement with the policyholder, Boxer Property Management Group, to dismiss Great American's declaratory judgment lawsuit in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas....
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