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Rusty Pomeroy Published in Lexis Practice Advisor® on Environmental Insurance
October 20, 2017


Super Lawyers Recognizes All New York Office Attorneys
September 20, 2017


Hurricane Harvey Recovery Resources Available
September 1, 2017

To aid in your recovery efforts, B&D will be updating a regulatory resource page for industry post-hurricane. Find links to helpful EPA, TCEQ, DOT, OSHA sites as well as updates like governors’ proclamations of disaster.


Washington Supreme Court Reaffirms that Pollution Exclusions Do Not Bar Insurance Coverage Where Negligence Is the Primary Cause of a Loss
Authors: Edward M. Grauman, John H. Kazanjian, Nicole B. Weinstein
August 25, 2017

On August 17, 2017, the Washington Supreme Court declined to reconsider its recent landmark ruling in Xia v. ProBuilders Specialty Insurance Co. RRG, 393 P.3d 748 (Wash. 2017), that an absolute pollution exclusion in an insurance policy does not preclude coverage for a pollution-related loss where the pollution was caused by a covered act of negligence.


Texas and Louisiana Brace for Hurricane Harvey; Texas Governor Abbott Provides Limited Regulatory Relief
August 24, 2017

TCEQ has released guidance for preparing for Hurricane Harvey, which is increasing in intensity and is now expected to make landfall in the middle Texas Coast between Corpus Christi and Galveston as a Category 4 hurricane late Friday evening or early Saturday morning.


Insurance Policyholders Score Victory on Critical Allocation Issue in Second Circuit Olin Decision
Authors: Nicole B. Weinstein, Edward M. Grauman, John H. Kazanjian
July 28, 2017

In an action seeking insurance coverage for environmental contamination, the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit held that “all sums” allocation would apply to the policies at issue, and therefore the policyholder could choose which of the multiple triggered policy periods it preferred to cover the entire loss, up to the limits of the policies in that year. 


Chambers USA Ranks Beveridge & Diamond a Top Tier Environmental Law Firm
Beveridge & Diamond, P.C., May 26, 2017


Lost Insurance Policy? Pursuing Coverage for Long-Tail Environmental Liability Still Feasible
Authors: John Kazanjian, Nicole Weinstein
Beveridge & Diamond, P.C., April 20, 2017


Second Circuit Offers Policyholders Painful Reminder on Giving Notice of Claims: Don’t Wait, Use Correct Addresses, and Be Specific
Authors: John H. Kazanjian, Nicole B. Weinstein
Beveridge & Diamond, P.C., February 9, 2017


Impacts of the 2016 U.S. Election on Environmental Law, Policy, and Enforcement
Edited by David Friedland
November 16, 2016


Super Lawyers Recognizes Ten New York Office Attorneys
Beveridge & Diamond, P.C., September 21, 2016


Pete Anderson and Edward Grauman Quoted in Law360's Environmental Disaster Survival Guide
Beveridge & Diamond, P.C., April 6, 2016


In Deepwater Horizon insurance coverage dispute, Fifth Circuit affirms favorable ruling for policyholders and certifies unfair insurance practices question to Texas high court
Authors: Edward Grauman and Nicole Weinstein
Beveridge & Diamond, P.C., December 3, 2015


Texas Supreme Court Rules that CERCLA PRP Letters and Enforcement Proceedings Are “Suits” Subject to the Duty to Defend Under Standard CGL Insurance Policies
Authors: Megan Brillault, Edward Grauman, John Kazanjian, and Nicole Weinstein
Beveridge & Diamond, P.C., June 30, 2015


Texas Supreme Court Rules Additional-Insured Coverage is Limited by Underlying Indemnification Agreement in In re Deepwater Horizon
Authors: Edward Grauman and Nicole Weinstein
Beveridge & Diamond, P.C., February 17, 2015


Wisconsin Supreme Court Applies Pollution Exclusion to Well Contaminated with Manure
Author: Nicole Weinstein
Beveridge & Diamond, P.C., January 26, 2015


New York Supreme Court Pro Rata Allocation for MGP Sites on Long Island Clarifies Self-Insured Periods
Author: Nicole Weinstein
Beveridge & Diamond, P.C., October 31, 2014


Super Lawyers Recognizes Wellesley Office Attorneys
Beveridge & Diamond, P.C., October 21, 2014


Edward Grauman Quoted in Law360 and Texas Lawbook on Deepwater Horizon Insurance Coverage Dispute Before Texas Supreme Court
September 16, 2014


Beveridge & Diamond Principals Participate in Industry Meetings in China, June 14-23
Beveridge & Diamond, P.C., June 5, 2014


Supreme Court Denies Review in Landmark CERCLA Subrogation Case
Beveridge & Diamond, P.C., January 24, 2014


Fifth Circuit Seeks Texas Supreme Court Input in Deepwater Horizon Insurance Coverage Dispute
Beveridge & Diamond, P.C., September 9, 2013