American National Property & Casualty Co. v. Wyatt: Missouri Court Interprets Pollution Exclusion in Favor of Coverage (PDF)
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The interpretation and application of pollution exclusions still flummox parties and fill docket sheets. In Am. Nat'l Prop. & Cas. v. Wyatt, the Missouri Court of Appeals continues the line of authority supporting the proposition that the pollution exclusion must be reasonably interpreted within the confines of certain limiting principles. This commentary focuses on the court's acknowledgement of the original intention of the pollution exclusion.
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