Environmental Liability
News, insights and thought leadership for re/insurance professionals with an interest in environmental liability.

Federal appeals court asks state high court to take insurance case - Business Insurance

A federal appeals court is asking the Massachusetts Supreme Court to consider whether insurers must cover costs incurred to prevent an imminent covered loss, even if the costs themselves are not covered by the policy.
A federal appeals court is asking the Massachusetts Supreme Court to consider whether insurers must cover costs incurred to prevent an imminent covered loss, even if the costs themselves are not covered by the policy.
businessinsurance.com / Article / 25 days ago

Mariana v BHP may expand scope of environmental group litigation

The much-anticipated Court of Appeal decision on a claim resulting from Brazil's worst environmental disaster could herald a new era for group litigation against multinationals in the English courts...
The much-anticipated Court of Appeal decision on a claim resulting from Brazil's worst environmental disaster could herald a new era for group litigation against multinationals in the English courts...
Article / 2 months ago

Munich Re loses dispute over silica cleanup, damages - Business Insurance

A federal appeals court affirmed a lower court ruling in favor of an Iowa reinsurer in a dispute with a Munich Re unit over cleanup and property damages related to construction that created silica dust.
A federal appeals court affirmed a lower court ruling in favor of an Iowa reinsurer in a dispute with a Munich Re unit over cleanup and property damages related to construction that created silica dust.
businessinsurance.com / Article / 2 months ago

Peru oil spill remediation and cleaning could cost $65 million, Repsol CEO says - Reuters

Clean-up and remediation costs after a major oil spill of more than 10,000 barrels at a Repsol facility in Peru could total more than $65 million, the Spanish company's chief executive said on Thursday...
Clean-up and remediation costs after a major oil spill of more than 10,000 barrels at a Repsol facility in Peru could total more than $65 million, the Spanish company's chief executive said on Thursday...
reuters.com / Article / 5 months ago

France

In this chapter of our Annual Insurance Review 2022, we look at the main developments in 2021 and expected issues in 2022 for France...
In this chapter of our Annual Insurance Review 2022, we look at the main developments in 2021 and expected issues in 2022 for France...
Article / 5 months ago

6th Circ. Upholds Travelers Win Over Bid For $5M In Losses - Law360

The Sixth Circuit on Tuesday upheld a lower court's ruling that Travelers Casualty & Surety Co. was not responsible for covering $5 million in losses a forging company suffered due to oil...
The Sixth Circuit on Tuesday upheld a lower court's ruling that Travelers Casualty & Surety Co. was not responsible for covering $5 million in losses a forging company suffered due to oil...
law360.com / Article / 7 months ago

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