Pollution Exclusion in CGL Policies: Navigating Scope of the Exclusion in Light of Differing Court Interpretations
Insurer and Policyholder Perspectives
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 commercial general liability (CGL) policies, the differing court interpretations of the exclusion, and best arguments for insurers and policyholders for either avoiding or maximizing coverage.
- Pollution exclusion provision language
- Traditional pollution vs. nontraditional pollution
- Recent case law developments
The panel will review these and other significant questions:
- How do courts make the distinction between traditional and nontraditional sources of pollution?
- What are the most recent developments in applying the pollution exclusion to damages?
Elise D. Allen
Ms. Allen has often litigated complex, high value, and high exposure commercial disputes on behalf of her insurance... | Read More
Ms. Allen has often litigated complex, high value, and high exposure commercial disputes on behalf of her insurance carrier clients in both state and federal courts across the country. She has demonstrated expertise litigating a multitude of commercial general liability claims including construction defect, environmental contamination, toxic torts, products liability, asbestos and transportation. Ms. Allen is an adjunct professor at The John Marshall Law School.Close
Pamela D. Hans
Ms. Hans’ practice concentrates in the area of insurance coverage exclusively on behalf of policyholders. Ms.... | Read More
Ms. Hans’ practice concentrates in the area of insurance coverage exclusively on behalf of policyholders. Ms. Hans's clients include Fortune 500 Companies, energy and mining companies, construction companies, private schools, religious organizations, commercial lenders, and other policyholders whom she has represented in disputes with their insurance companies.Close
The Graham Company
Mr. Kilgarriff is responsible for providing both day-to-day and strategic risk management services to clients. Before... | Read More
Mr. Kilgarriff is responsible for providing both day-to-day and strategic risk management services to clients. Before joining The Graham Company in 2006, he worked for 12 years in the semiconductor/electronics industry including seven years at Lucent Technologies where he held technical, project management, and business development positions in the optoelectronics and semiconductor divisions.Close