Will The 'Pollution Exclusion' Ever Die? Part 1

Law360, New York (November 18, 2016, 2:48 PM EST) -- For nearly 50 years, insurers have employed various iterations of the "pollution exclusion" to limit or eliminate coverage for damages resulting from pollution. Each iteration has been met with extensive litigation, making the effectiveness of the exclusion a somewhat unpredictable factor.

Background: Various Iterations of the Pollution Exclusion

Sudden and Accidental Exclusion

In 1970, the National Bureau of Casualty Underwriters established a standard pollution exclusion, adopted in the form of an endorsement by numerous trade groups. This initial endorsement was incorporated as Exclusion F in the...
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