Insurance Fights Could Heat Up Amid Warming Suits

Law360, New York (January 23, 2009, 12:00 AM EST) -- As the effects of global warming start to spur new public nuisance litigation, attorneys predict battles between policyholders and insurers will brew if these suits gain traction.

Attorneys for both policyholders and insurance companies have begun mounting arguments over whether existing and past general liability policies will cover claims against companies that emit carbon dioxide, anticipating the potential fights between insurers and the insured.

Attorneys representing both policyholders and insurance companies who spoke to Law360 point to a slew of general liability questions that could arise...
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