Liability insurance can benefit companies facing remediation and defense costs after superstorm Sandy, attorneys John Heintz and Jared Zola write. Comprehensive general liability, or CGL, policies can provide coverage, as can policies more specifically for pollution liability and environmental impairment, they write. Businesses have a short time to report unintended pollution discharges, however, and should do so immediately, even if they are unsure whether they will face any liability, the attorneys write.

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