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Insurer not obligated to defend contractor in hazardous debris case

Source: https://www.businessinsurance.com/, July 23, 2020
By: Judy Greenwald

An insurer is not obligated to defend a construction company in a case involving hazardous fumes and dust because “there is no ambiguity” its policy’s pollution exclusion applies, a federal appeals court ruled Thursday in affirming a lower court ruling.

Lansing, Michigan-based Southern Owners Insurance Co. issued a general commercial liability to Shalimar, Florida-based BBG Design Build LLC that was in effect from July 2014 to July 2015 and included a pollution exclusion, according to the ruling by the 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Atlanta in BBG Design Build, LLC, Patricia Armor v. Southern Owners Insurance Co. Read more.

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