Environmental Insurance Coverage Under CGL, Property and D&O Policies for NRD, CERCLA, RCRA, OPA and Other Claims

Navigating Pollution and Owned Property Exclusions, and Determining Scope of Damages, Property Damage and Occurrences

A live 90-minute CLE webinar with interactive Q&A


Tuesday, September 26, 2017 (in 4 days)
1:00pm-2:30pm EDT, 10:00am-11:30am PDT


This CLE webinar will provide counsel with a review of new and emerging trends in environmental claims, potential coverage under various commercial policies, the parameters of key policy exclusions, and the scope of covered damages.

Description

Insurance coverage is a crucial source for recovery of environmental investigation, cleanup, liability and defense costs. Current trends in environmental claims, whether NRD, CERCLA, RCRA or other claims, present evolving theories of liability that impact potential coverage under non-environmental policies.

While CGL coverage is typically used to recover costs and pay for damages from environmental liabilities, property insurance, D&O policies and other business policies may also provide coverage.

Frequently litigated pollution exclusion issues include what constitutes a “pollutant” and whether the exclusion bars coverage for liabilities a policyholder did not expect or intend. Counsel must also wrestle with determining which costs and liabilities will be treated as damages under a policy.

Listen as our authoritative panel guides you through insurance coverage issues for environmental claims, costs, liabilities and damages.

Outline

  1. Trends in environmental claims
    1. NRD claims
    2. CERCLA claims
    3. RCRA claims
  2. Potential policy coverage
  3. Policy exclusions
  4. Scope of covered damages

Benefits

The panel will review these and other key issues:

  • How can policyholders maximize coverage for environmental liabilities under existing non-environmental insurance policies?
  • What are the latest case law developments regarding the pollution exclusion in CGL policies?
  • What environmental costs are likely to be treated as covered damages?

Faculty

Ira M. Gottlieb, Partner
McCarter & English, Newark, N.J.

Mr. Gottlieb's practice focuses on environmental law, natural resource damages and insurance coverage on behalf of policyholders as well as other types of commercial and toxic tort litigation. His practice involves multiparty, multi-state environmental, toxic tort claims and insurance coverage related to products liability, business interruption, employers' liability, workers compensation, D&O and E&O cover.

Robert M. Horkovich, Managing Shareholder
Anderson Kill, New York

Mr. Horkovich focuses his practice on the area of insurance recovery. He has obtained over $5 billion in settlements and judgments from insurance companies for his clients over the past decade. He is a trial lawyer with substantial experience in trying complex insurance coverage actions on behalf of corporate policyholders and governmental entities.

Scott M. Seaman, Partner
Hinshaw & Culbertson, Chicago

Mr. Seaman's practice focuses on insurance, reinsurance, and commercial law and litigation. He has represented companies in trial courts, appellate courts, and arbitrations nationwide in numerous high stakes matters, including cases involving general liability coverage, professional liability coverage, first-party property coverage, bad faith matters and facultative and treaty reinsurance contracts.


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Environmental Law Advisory Board

John J. Allen

Partner

Allen Matkins

Albert M. Cohen

Partner

Loeb & Loeb

Aaron Courtney

Partner

Stoel Rives

Andrew N. Davis

Partner

Shipman & Goodwin

David R. Gillay

Partner

Barnes & Thornburg

Brian D. Israel

Partner

Arnold & Porter Kaye Scholer

Thomas J. P. McHenry

Partner

Gibson Dunn & Crutcher

James B. Slaughter

Principal

Beveridge & Diamond

Jeffrey A. Smith

Senior Counsel

Sidley Austin

E. Gail Suchman

Special Counsel

Stroock & Stroock & Lavan

Gregory D. Trimarche

Senior Counsel

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