Environmental Insurance Coverage Under CGL, Property, and D&O Policies for PFASs, ESG, NRS, CERCLA, RCRA, OPA and Others
Pollution and Owned-Property Exclusions, Scope of Damages, Property Damage, and Occurrences
Recording of a 90-minute CLE video webinar with Q&A
This CLE course will provide counsel with a review of current and emerging trends in environmental claims, potential coverage under various commercial policies, the parameters of critical policy exclusions, and the scope of covered damages.
- Trends in environmental claims
- PFAS claims
- ESG claims
- NRD claims
- CERCLA claims
- RCRA claims
- Potential policy coverage
- Policy exclusions
- Scope of covered damages
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?
Robert M. Horkovich
Mr. Horkovich focuses his practice on the area of insurance recovery. He has obtained over $5 billion in... | Read More
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.Close
Scott M. Seaman
Co-Chair Global Insurance Services Practice Group
Hinshaw & Culbertson
Mr. Seaman is a commercial litigator and trial lawyer with more than 35 years of experience. Scott is widely regarded... | Read More
Mr. Seaman is a commercial litigator and trial lawyer with more than 35 years of experience. Scott is widely regarded as one of the leading attorneys in the United States representing insurers and reinsurers in property and casualty matters. He is known for employing his deep knowledge of the law and insurance industry, strategic thinking, and honed trial and appellate advocacy to produce creative solutions and outstanding results for clients. Clients regularly turn to Scott and his team for counsel and representation in challenging and high-stakes insurance and business matters. Mr. Seaman has a long track record of successfully representing companies before trial courts, appellate courts, and arbitration panels across the country in a variety of cases and matters involving general liability coverage (primary, umbrella, and excess), professional liability coverage, directors and officers liability insurance, first-party property coverage, bad faith and extra-contractual matters, fee disputes, and facultative and treaty reinsurance contracts. He also advises and represents companies on cyber, privacy, data breach, IoT, nanotechnology, gig economy, viruses and pandemics, representations and warranties, transactional insurance, social unrest, ESG, climate change, and other emerging issues, as well as a wide-range of case-specific and portfolio issues. He also has handled a variety of challenging international, professional liability, health/life science, director and officer liability, tort and product liability, and business and commercial cases.
He was named to the inaugural list of Midwest Trailblazers by The American Lawyer magazine for his "high-profile, complex insurance coverage cases nationwide, which resulted in precedent setting rulings that have altered insurance law." He is co-author of Allocation of Losses in Complex Insurance Coverage Claims (11th Ed. 2023) He is ranked Band I by Chambers USA.Close