Court: Policy exclusion can't be used to deny firm's pollution-liability coverage

05/28/2013 | (free registration)

A pollution-liability insurer isn't allowed to deny Louisiana Generating coverage relating to an injunction for the repair of emissions-control equipment, according to a federal court ruling. The decision, which upheld a lower court's ruling, rejected the insurer's argument that injunctive relief fell under the policy's fines and penalties exclusion in the case, finding that the exclusion would apply only to injunctions connected to criminal or punitive fines or penalties.

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