Tag Archives: POLLUTION

Another (Insurer) Bites The Dust: Virginia District Court Rejects Narrow Reading of Pollution Exclusion

In a victory for policyholders, and an honorable mention for Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary, a federal judge in Virginia ruled that the dispersal of concrete dust that damaged inventory stored in an aircraft part distributor’s warehouse was a pollutant, as defined by … Continue reading

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Another Arrow in the Ongoing Pollution From Ships Battle?

On December 18, 2008, the USEPA announced that a new general permit (in effect starting today) will be required for twenty-six types of discharges from vessels operating in the waters of the United States. By the USEPA’s estimate, this will… … Continue reading

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An Absolute Pollution Exclusion: Reading the ‘Fine’ Print

A federal judge recently relied on a pollution exclusion to find that Great American Insurance Company was not obligated to cover losses associated with the unintended distribution of rock fines into New Jersey’s Spruce Run reservoir. In Great American Ins. … Continue reading

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Georgetown Residents File Motion for Rehearing En Banc in Their Fight Against Reagan National Aircraft Noise and Pollution

Georgetown residents file Motion for Rehearing En Banc in their fight against new departure routes from Reagan National Airport that bring aircraft lower and closer to Georgetown creating much more noise and pollution. The residents claim that the three judge … Continue reading

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Carnival Horizon Delayed Due to Pollution Concern

This week, the Carnival Horizon experienced building delays when the ship manufacturers identified a potential pollution concern. Paint chipped from the hull and fell into the basin, which then pumped the contaminated water out into the ocean. The manufacturers will … Continue reading

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