Essex Ins. Co. v. Dixon (S.D.Fla., September 21, 2010)

Pollution Exclusion Bars Coverage for Settlement

A developer settled with homeowners who alleged that their property was damaged by pollutants released during construction on the site of a former chemical and medical waste dump. The court held that the complaint does not allege a single claim unrelated to pollution that would preclude the application of the policy’s pollution exclusion clause.