Environmental insurance could protect companies, lawyers say

09/21/2009 | PropertyCasualty360

The plaintiff in a global-warming lawsuit faces a "huge hurdle" in proving a company is responsible for damaging the environment and that the damage is something that could not have occurred naturally, according to a panel of lawyers from Anderson Kill & Olick. The panel said the recent Supreme Court ruling that carbon dioxide is a pollutant could result in some policyholders making global-warming claims. Environmental insurance policies could serve as a possible coverage solution for policyholders, the lawyers said.

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