Insurance Recovery for Environmental Liability: Occurrences, Triggers, Exclusions, and Covered Damages
Recording of a 90-minute CLE webinar with Q&A
This CLE course will guide counsel to companies seeking insurance recovery for environmental liabilities. The panel will offer strategies for recovery under general liability and specialized insurance policies when environmental issues arise.
- Considerations for companies and counsel
- Whether cleanup costs are covered damages
- What exclusions apply
- What is property under the care, custody, or control of the policyholder?
- What is an occurrence?
- When does insurance coverage begin and end (trigger issues)?
- What is covered as a defense cost?
- Strategies for recovery
- CGL policies
- Specialized policies
The panel will review these and other key issues:
- How can policyholders maximize recovery for environmental liabilities?
- What factors should companies and counsel consider when assessing the potential for insurance recovery?
- 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
Anthony W. Merrill
Snell & Wilmer
Mr. Merrill assists clients in obtaining insurance coverage for policyholders on catastrophic commercial claims. While... | Read More
Mr. Merrill assists clients in obtaining insurance coverage for policyholders on catastrophic commercial claims. While he has extensive experience in latent or long-tail environmental, property damage and bodily injury claims, he also represents clients in connection with civil disputes involving cyber insurance coverage, D&O claims, large loss property and fire claims, insolvent insurance carriers, reinsurance, specialty risk lines, retrospective premiums and data security.Close
Kennon Scott, Esq.
Ms. Scott assists clients in various stages of complex commercial litigation and arbitration. She has experience... | Read More
Ms. Scott assists clients in various stages of complex commercial litigation and arbitration. She has experience representing clients in commercial contract and insurance coverage disputes, shareholder class and derivative actions, and adversary proceedings in bankruptcy court. Ms. Scott also has experience representing clients in government investigations of alleged FCPA violations, and reviewing and assessing client compliance programs and internal control functions.Close