Mountain States Mutual Casualty Co. v. Roinestad
Year 2010
Court Colorado Supreme Court
Case Number 2010SC853
  • Pollution Exclusion and Coverages
  • Colorado

An insurer denied coverage under the pollution exclusion following the physical injuries sustained by exposure to naturally occurring sewer gas subsequent to a plumbing mishap. The insurance company alleged that the Absolute Pollution Exclusion (APE) applied; UP addressed the history and scope of the APE to suggest that the exclusion did not envision this type of injury.