Nov 1, 2017
In this episode, Paul discusses a recent federal district court
decision that found that an insurance policy with an absolute
pollution exclusion excluded damage caused by manure. The
insurance company was also found to have no duty to defend the
insured party. This decision involves the Cow Palace Dairy
that had earlier settled claims that manure had leaked into
groundwater and agreed to clean up costs associated with the
Materials discussed in this episode:
- Ellixson, Ashley,
Washington Dairies Enter Into Consent Agreements
(AREC, June 3, 2015)
- Goeringer, Paul, Court
Agrees That Pollution Clause in Insurance Policy Excludes Damage
from Manure (AREC, Oct. 24, 2017).
- Goeringer, Paul,
Cow Palace Decision: A Parade of Horribles (AREC, June
- Goeringer, Paul, Settlement
Reached in Washington State Dairy Cases (AREC, May 20,
- Goeringer, Paul, Wait,
Now You’re Telling Me Manure Can Be a Solid Waste?!?
(AREC, Feb. 3, 2015).
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