The city tells 9th Circ. The polluter’s insurer must cover the cleanup case

By Morgan Conley (June 8, 2022, 6:55 p.m. EDT) — A California city told the Ninth Circuit on Wednesday that a lower court erroneously ruled that a former metal plating company’s insurance policies did not cover $1.4 million settlement reached to end environmental contamination litigation.

The Ninth Circuit heard arguments from a California city that an insurer is liable for $1.4 million in legal fees and cleanup expenses in an environmental contamination lawsuit. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)

In its opening brief, the City of West Sacramento told the Ninth Circuit that Arrowood Indemnity Co. was to pay it $1.4 million in legal fees and cleanup expenses after its policyholders entered a stipulated judgment approved by the court….

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