Fifth Circuit Decision Excluding Coverage under Pollution Exclusion for Damage to Stream Caused by Rock FinesIn a sweeping decision, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit extended the absolute pollution exclusion to the unplanned discharge of “rock fines,” pellets produced during quarry operations, and denied coverage for the cost of removing the rock fines and defending a state law claim against the insured.

The insured, Eastern Concrete Materials,

Upcoming Event – Catastrophe Claims: Insurance Coverage for Natural and Man-Made DisastersBradley attorney Geoffrey Greeves will present “Catastrophe Claims: Insurance Coverage for Natural and Man-Made Disasters” as part of Strafford Live CLE Webinars.

The panel will discuss the evolving trends and key coverage issues triggered by natural and man-made disasters, which produce claims under nearly every type of insurance in the marketplace. The program

Wind, Flood or Storm Surge: Pick Your Peril CarefullyA catastrophic loss, such as a hurricane strike, can force any company out of business, even if it is insured. Although a business does not suffer any direct physical damage to its facilities, fickle natural disaster events can disrupt a company’s entire supply chain, with ripple effects for vendors, suppliers, customers and second-tier providers