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  • Court Rules Insurer Had Duty To Defend Against Superfund Action Filed By Federal Government

    Posted by on August 28, 2010
    The United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois recently issued an opinion granting summary judgment against an insurance company based on a duty to defend in United States v. Clark, No. 08-CV-4158, which concerned the South Green Plating Superfund Site in Chicago, Illinois. The federal government sought reimbursement for response costs incurred while cleaning up the ...
  • Insurance Coverage Denied for Designer of Thomas & Friends Toys

    Posted by on April 7, 2010
    On April 5th, the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals issued its opinion in ACE American Insurance Co. v. RC2 Corp., No. 09-3032.  RC2 designs and markets the Thomas & Friends toys, which are manufactured in China. In 2007, RC2 recalled certain of its wooden railway trains and train set components that had been manufactured in China between 2005 and 2007 because they contained lead.  This r...

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