The Insurance Coverage Team has recovered hundreds of millions of dollars for clients' environmental losses and is actively pursuing hundreds of millions more for policyholders with sites across the country and abroad. While many of these claims fall within the scope of general liability policies, we have successfully prosecuted claims under environmental impairment liability and truckers insurance policies. We have also counseled clients concerning Price-Anderson Act "facility forms," and pollution legal liability, cost-cap and finite risk policies.
Our attorneys have broad experience. We have litigated in state and federal courts in New Jersey, Texas, Colorado, New York, Pennsylvania, Indiana, Ohio, California and Illinois and have been counsel of record or represented amici curiae in every significant New Jersey Supreme Court decision over the last ten years (see for example, Owens-Illinois; Pfizer; Carter-Wallace; Quincy Mutual; Spaulding Composites; and Benjamin Moore).
The Coverage Team recently settled (during trial) significant coverage issues for G-I Holdings Inc. and its affiliates relating to insurance for past and future remediation costs for over 140 environmental sites located throughout the United States.
The Insurance Coverage Team also recently convinced a New Jersey court to apply, over insurers' objection, the allocation law of the waste site in a multi-state, multi-site environmental coverage action. The court's ruling was the nation's first and most comprehensive allocation choice-of-law decision.
Cutting edge coverage issues are certain to arise as climate change litigation develops. The Insurance Coverage Team is counseling utilities with nationwide facilities about their coverage rights and protection from future litigation. The Insurance Coverage Team includes attorneys with substantial industry and regulatory backgrounds. Our attorneys can also turn to the firm's scientists in handling environmental losses of every kind, including those arising from alleged natural resource damages matters, PCBs, contaminated sediments, DNAPLs, abandoned landfills, leaking USTs, radionuclides and other accidental releases of alleged pollutants.