pollution liability News

Firms May Shirk Foreign Verdicts as a Result of Chevron’s Pollution Win

Chevron wasn’t the only winner in Monday’s ruling by a federal appeals court over its long-running Ecuadorian pollution litigation. The victory, in which the court affirmed that a lawyer for victims engaged in wrongdoing to secure a $9.5 billion verdict …

U.S. Top Court Rejects Exxon’s Appeal of $236M Verdict in N.H. Pollution Case

The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday rejected Exxon Mobil Corp’s appeal of a $236 million judgment against the oil company in a case brought by the state of New Hampshire over groundwater contamination linked to a gasoline additive. The justices …

Safe Harbor Pollution Insurance Increases Marine Pollution Liability Capacity

Safe Harbor Pollution Insurance, a provider of vessel pollution liability insurance, has expanded its carrier partnerships to include Berkshire Hathaway Specialty Insurance Co. (BHSI) and Argonaut Insurance Co. Safe Harbor now has more than tripled its in-house capacity. BHSI and …

PartnerOne Launches Contractors Pollution & Professional Product

PartnerOne Environmental is working in partnership with Berkley Environmental, a Division of Berkley Specialty Underwriting Managers, to offer PartnerOne Contractors Pollution & Professional. This product is a combined CPL and professional liability policy that is tailored to address the risk …

EPA Finalizes $14M Plan to Clean Soil at Former Sherwin-Williams Plant Site

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) said Wednesday that it has finalized a $14 million plan to clean up contaminated soil from homes at the Sherwin-Williams/Hilliards Creek Superfund site in Gibbsboro and Voorhees, New Jersey. The EPA’s decision calls for …

Great American Expands Capacity for Pollution Products

Great American Insurance Group has expanded its complete pollution product line policy aggregate limits of liability to $50 million per loss/$100 million. This expanded capacity can be offered on both a primary layer or on an excess of loss basis. …

J.H. Blade Launches Pollution Response Service for Energy Risks

National upstream oil and gas energy MGA J.H. Blades & Co. Inc., along with the Swett & Crawford Dallas Energy team and the recently-acquired Burke Daniels Inc., have joined forces with Wild Well Control Inc. to launch an early intervention pollution control and mitigation program for the …

ACE Enhances Pollution Liability Portfolio Coverages

ACE Group has enhanced its premises pollution liability (PPL) and premises pollution liability portfolio (PPL Port) insurance policies to provide additional coverages for environmental day-to-day operational exposures faced by both domestic and multinational businesses. Additionally, the enhanced PPL and PPL …

UCPM Environmental Launches Program for Indoor Air Quality, Mold Liability

UCPM, Inc., an environmental insurance provider, has partnered with Great American Insurance Co. to offer the IAQ Advantage package for indoor air quality and mold liability coverage. This online program targets real estate locations including apartments, condos, hotels, offices, and …

ACE Launches Pollution Liability Coverage for Agriculture Risks

ACE Group has introduced a new agriculture premises pollution liability coverage that provides limited pollution liability protection in conjunction with ACE’s Agribusiness Commercial general liability policy. The expanded coverage offers commercial companies that process and distribute agricultural products with pollution-liability …