• Duty to Defend in Environmental Contamination Lawsuit Because “Sudden and Accidental” Exception to Chemical Discharge Exclusion Applied
  • March 10, 2017 | Author: David M. Plouff
  • Law Firm: Morris Polich & Purdy LLP - San Diego Office
  • The United States District Court for the Central District of California held that an insurer owed a duty to defend because the possibility existed that its release of a solvent fell within the “sudden and accidental” exception to the “chemical discharge” exclusion, which barred coverage for the release of irritants or contaminants into the environment.