Adjunct Professor Nevius Quoted in Law 360 Article on Potential Climate Change Defense for Insurance Industry
Jul 2nd, 2012 by ljensen
On June 26, the D.C. Circuit issued its opinion in Coalition for Responsible Regulation, Inc. v. EPA, which upheld EPA’s regulations of greenhouse gases (GHGs) as pollutants. Many insurance companies believe that this ruling will aid them in defending against potential climate change lawsuits – acknowledging GHGs as pollutants strengthens the argument that related claims fall under pollution exclusions in insurance policies. However in an article on Law360.com, Pace Law alumnus and adjunct professor John G. Nevius cautions that the insurance industry may not be able to dodge climate change claims and lawsuits so easily. The article is available here.