• Full Disclosures Are A Must When Buying Pollution Insurance For Maritime Activities
  • August 22, 2016 | Author: Ryan C. McKim
  • Law Firm: Morris Polich & Purdy LLP - Los Angeles Office
  • In Fireman’s Fund Insurance Co. v. Great American Insurance Co. (2d Cir. 2016) 822 F.3d 620, the Second Circuit considered whether the maritime law doctrine of uberrimae fidei (utmost good faith) authorized Great American Insurance Company to void a pollution liability policy. The policy insured a dry dock owned by Signal International, LLC against losses “resulting from pollution discharges into navigable waters.” An endorsement also extended coverage to “all Vessels while under repair, alteration, construction, conversion or rebuilding” within 100 miles of the Port Arthur dock yard in Texas.