When a property owner discovers that his property has some environmental contamination from a leaking underground storage tank or the like, the question arises whether there is insurance coverage available. In some cases - - depending on the nature of the contamination and when it occurred - - such coverage may be available under layered programs of primary and excess comprehensive general liability policies issued over many decades. However, the insurance carriers that issued those policies frequently deny liability and high stakes litigation ensues. We have significant experience in litigating those claims on behalf of property owners.
We also have substantial experience in representing insured parties in other kinds of insurance coverage disputes.