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Insurer Needn't Cover Crushed Rock Cleanup, Court Says

Law360 (July 11, 2018, 6:48 PM EDT) -- A Texas federal judge Tuesday found Great American Insurance Co. does not have to pay to remove crushed rock accidentally dumped in a stream from a New Jersey quarry, saying the rock does not escape the policy's pollution exclusion by being useful and nontoxic.

U.S. District Court Judge John McBryde said Great American has no duty to defend or indemnify the quarry owner — U.S. Concrete unit Eastern Concrete Materials — against the claims by New Jersey environmental regulators, saying the finely crushed rock became "pollution"...
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Case Information

Case Title

Great American Insurance Company v. ACE American Insurance Company et al

Case Number



Texas Northern

Nature of Suit

110(Contract: Insurance)


Judge John McBryde

Date Filed

February 9, 2018

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