Fracking Co., Insurer Argue Whether Pollution Caused Quakes

Law360, New York (September 9, 2016, 8:50 PM EDT) -- An attorney for Oklahoma fracking company New Dominion LLC told a New York federal judge on Friday that the saltwater it pumps into underground wells may be a pollutant and he didn't know what else the company was injecting below ground as it battles with insurer Lloyd's of London over a pollution liability policy.

Lloyd's is suing New Dominion for a judgment declaring the insurer is not obligated under the policy to defend or indemnify New Dominion in five Oklahoma lawsuits alleging the company's fracking procedures have caused earthquakes.

The insurer's attorney, Lorin A. Donnelly of Milber Makris Plousadis & Seiden...

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