Absolute Pollution Exclusion in Insurance Policy Excludes Damage From Manure

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manure as a pollutant

Photo in image by Livestock and Poultry Environmental Learning Center and shows slurry dairy manure being applied to the surface of a pasture.

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 damage.   Continue reading