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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. 


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


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


Promotions and New Arrivals
Beveridge & Diamond, P.C., March 12, 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


Two New York Courts Uphold Local Bans on Hydraulic Fracturing and Other Oil and Natural Gas Operations
Beveridge & Diamond, P.C., March 2, 2012


Puerto Rico Enacts Electronic Waste Law
Beveridge & Diamond, P.C., February 8, 2012


BLM Announces Extension of Public Comment Period for Draft Solar Programmatic EIS
Beveridge & Diamond, P.C., March 11, 2011