Appeals court finds for policyholder in wildfire pollution case

Source:, January 24, 2024
By: Gavin Souter

A federal appeals court ruled Tuesday that an Amtrust Financial Services Inc. unit must pay for the defense of a construction company facing a bodily injury claim related to the cleanup of the 2018 Camp Fire in California.

The ruling by the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco in Wesco Insurance Co. v. Brad Ingram Construction overturned a lower-court decision that the pollution exclusion in the construction company’s policy barred coverage. Read more.

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