Chubb not obligated to defend building operator in pesticide case

Source:, June 10, 2020
By: Judy Greenwald

A Chubb Ltd. unit is not obligated to defend a building operator sued in connection with spraying pesticides because of its coverage’s pollution exclusion, said a federal appeals court Wednesday, in upholding a lower court ruling.

Oklahoma City-based MHJ Properties Ltd. was sued in state court by two individuals for spraying pesticides that allegedly contained toxic chemicals and caused them substantial harm, according to Wednesday’s ruling by the 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Denver in MJH Properties LLC v. Westchester Surplus Lines Insurance Co. Read more.

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