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Jury Finds for Gull Industries in Pollution Exclusion Dispute

June 04, 2014

GTT&C represents Gull Industries, Inc. in a large-scale environmental insurance coverage litigation.  On June 4, 2014, a King County Superior Court jury returned a verdict in favor of Gull in the first trial in this phased case.  The trial addressed a dispute over a primary CGL policy issued by Transamerica Insurance Company for the 1984-84 policy year.  The insurer claimed it had added Absolute Pollution Exclusions to the policy via endorsement.  The jury found that Gull and Transamerica did not mutually consent to add the disputed endorsements.  Gull was represented at trial by GTT&C’s Frank Cordell and Susannah Carr, and Jessica Ferrell of Marten Law.

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