Pollution Exclusion in CGL Policies
Navigating Scope of the Exclusion in Light of Differing Court Interpretations
Recording of a 90-minute CLE webinar with Q&A
This CLE webinar will provide insurance counsel with a review of the scope of varying forms of the pollution exclusion clause in CGL policies, the differing court interpretations of the exclusion, and best arguments for insurers and policyholders for either avoiding or maximizing coverage.
I. Pollution exclusion provision language
II. Traditional pollution v. nontraditional pollution
III. Recent case law developments
IV. Chinese drywall litigation update
The panel will review these and other key questions:
- How do courts make the distinction between traditional and nontraditional sources of pollution?
- How has the pollution exclusion been applied in the context of vapor intrusion claims?
- What are the most recent developments in applying the pollution exclusion to damages caused by Chinese drywall?
Following the speaker presentations, you'll have an opportunity to get answers to your specific questions during the interactive Q&A.
Carl A. Salisbury
Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton
Mr. Salisbury has more than 25 years of experience in the litigation and trial of complex commercial disputes and... | Read More
Mr. Salisbury has more than 25 years of experience in the litigation and trial of complex commercial disputes and complex commercial insurance cases. He has helped corporate policyholders recover for insurance claims involving environmental pollution, workplace discrimination, bodily injuries and property damage, mold contamination, construction defects, and a variety of other commercial disputes.Close
Louis A. Chiafullo
McCarter & English
Mr. Chiafullo's practice involves complex civil and commercial litigation, with an emphasis on insurance... | Read More
Mr. Chiafullo's practice involves complex civil and commercial litigation, with an emphasis on insurance coverage disputes on behalf of policyholders. He has counseled clients on and litigated matters involving insurance coverage for environmental property damage, products liability, business interruption, advertising injury, D&O liability, E&O, employers' liability, computer crime and fraud issues.Close
Jonathan T. Viner
Bates Carey Nicolaides
He is a partner who practices in the areas of insurance litigation advising and defending insurers on a wide range of... | Read More
He is a partner who practices in the areas of insurance litigation advising and defending insurers on a wide range of coverage issues and insurance counseling and risk management.Close